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Defendant currently serving state sentence in Maryland for sexual abuse of a minor

Boston – A Salvadoran national previously residing in Chelsea was sentenced today for passport fraud.

Eliseo Rivas, 47, was sentenced in a videoconference hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to three months in prison and three years of supervised release. Rivas will face deportation upon completion of his state and federal sentence. Rivas is currently serving a seven-year state sentence in Maryland for a September 2018 conviction of sexual abuse of a minor. In March 2020, Rivas pleaded guilty to making a false statement in a passport application.

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