BOSTON — A Lynn man was charged in federal court this week with making a false statement on his naturalization application, which included untrue statements that he had never been charged with committing a crime.
Willian Troncoso de los Santos, 29, was charged with making a false statement related to naturalization. He was arrested on March 11.
Troncoso de los Santos falsely stated on his naturalization application in November 2017 that he had never committed a crime or offense for which he was not arrested; had never been arrested, cited or detained by a law enforcement officer for any reason, and had never been charged with committing a crime or offense, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
But prosecutors said during the naturalization interview, he was charged in Lynn District Court and Chelsea District Court with criminal offenses. He was naturalized in December 2017.
Troncoso de los Santos faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine up to $250,000, prosecutors said.