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Dominican National convicted of Social Security abuse | USAO-MA

BOSTON — A Dominican citizen formerly resident in Lawrence was convicted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, of using another person’s social security number.

Angel Bautista Rossi, 44, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge William G. Young to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Bautista Rossi will be subject to deportation proceedings after completing his sentence.

In August 2017, Bautista Rossi used a US citizen’s identity and social security number to apply for a driver’s license in Massachusetts and to obtain medical benefits. In July 2020, using the stolen identity, Bautista Rossi was arrested in Norfolk County on suspicion of unrelated drug charges currently pending in Norfolk Superior Court.

U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and John Cremonini, acting special agent in charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Boston Field Office, made the announcement. Assistant US attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Rollins’ Major Crimes Unit has prosecuted the case.