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Doctor Jailed for Plotting to Surgically Alter Immigrant's Fingerprints

  • LONDON - DECEMBER 06:  A man has his fingerprint scanned on a new biometric check in kiosk at terminal three on December 6, 2006 at London's Heathrow airport.  The new check in kiosk allows passengers to link a fingerprint scan to their passport details and avoid long queues at security.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

    LONDON - DECEMBER 06: A man has his fingerprint scanned on a new biometric check in kiosk at terminal three on December 6, 2006 at London's Heathrow airport. The new check in kiosk allows passengers to link a fingerprint scan to their passport details and avoid long queues at security. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)  (2006 Getty Images)

  • LONDON - DECEMBER 06:  A man has his fingerprint scanned on a new biometric check in kiosk at terminal three on December 6, 2006 at London's Heathrow airport.  The new check in kiosk allows passengers to link a fingerprint scan to their passport details and avoid long queues at security.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

    LONDON - DECEMBER 06: A man has his fingerprint scanned on a new biometric check in kiosk at terminal three on December 6, 2006 at London's Heathrow airport. The new check in kiosk allows passengers to link a fingerprint scan to their passport details and avoid long queues at security. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)  (2006 Getty Images)

How much is masking your identity worth? 

A doctor was sentenced to prison for conspiring to surgically alter the fingerprints of an undocumented immigrant for $4,500.

A Boston federal judge sentenced  Dr. Jose Elias Zaiter-Pou to one year and one day in prison.

Elias Zaiter-Pou, originally from the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of conspiring to conceal unauthorized immigrants from detection by law enforcement authorities.

Prosecutors say the physician brought surgical equipment, antibiotics and pain medication to a hotel in Woburn and agreed to alter the fingerprints of a government informant for $4,500.

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Prosecutors say they have video and audio evidence showing Zaiter-Pou describing to the informant how he would surgically remove a portion of the fingertip, then suture it back together to make a new unrecognizable fingerprint.

U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock ordered the 62-year-old Zaiter-Pou be deported to the Dominican Republic at the end of his prison sentence.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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