By Muhammad Shakib –
This afternoon at the United States District Court in Boston, Ramon Hiciano, a Dominican national previously residing in Roxbury was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Hiciano has also been ordered by the court to pay restitution of $84,610.
Additionally, Hiciano will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence.
In July, Hiciano pleaded guilty to false representation of a Social Security number and theft of government money.
Hiciano used the identity of a Puerto Rican citizen to apply for and receive federally funded MassHealth benefits, Section 8 housing assistance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
Between January 2016 and August 2020, Hiciano used the victim’s identity to fraudulently receive approximately $58,093 in MassHealth benefits, $20,780 in Section 8 housing assistance benefits and $5,736 in PUA benefits.