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BOSTON – A Venezuelan national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to one count of passport fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Jose Antonio Rojas Marchan, 54, a Venezuelan national who resided in Lawrence until his arrest in September, pleaded guilty to one count of passport fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for July 11, 2019. Rojas Marchan was originally charged in September 2018 as “John Doe,” while law enforcement worked to determine his true identity.

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