WORCESTER – John Doe, a/k/a Richard Cheremeh, whose true age, name, and nationality are unknown, was arrested on Monday and charged in federal court in Boston for making a false statement on a naturalization application.

Doe was charged with one count of making a false statement relating to naturalization and one count of aggravated identity theft.

According to the indictment, on July 31, 2014, Doe falsely stated that he had never given any U.S. government official false, fraudulent or misleading information or documentation.

Doe faces a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of aggravated identity theft provides for a mandatory sentence of two years in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to one year of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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