HAVERHILL — A Haverhill woman who falsely used the identity of another person to apply for a U.S. passport was sentenced on Monday in federal court in Boston for passport fraud.
Patricia Cedeno-Larios, 52, a Mexican national living in Haverhill, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to time served and was immediately taken into custody by Homeland Security investigation agents, pending deportation, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Boston.
In December 2018, Cedeno Larios pleaded guilty to making false statements in a passport application, the announcement said.
In March 2008, Cedeno Larios entered a Boston post office and used the name, date of birth, and Social Security number of a United States citizen from Puerto Rico to apply for a United States passport.
U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling, Special Agent-in-Charge of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service Boston field office William B. Gannon, Special Agent-in-Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston Peter C. Fitzhugh, and Special Agent-in-Charge of the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General Scott Antolik made the announcement.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien prosecuted the case.