BOSTON (WBSM) — A Fall River United States Postal Service employee was sentenced on March 4 in federal court for mail obstruction and diverting multiple packages in his custody.

In December 2023, Rafael De Los Angeles, 43, pleaded guilty to five counts of obstruction of mail.

On five separate occasions in August 2017, De Los Angeles knowingly and willfully obstructed the passage of five mailed packages he was responsible for delivering.

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On each occasion, De Los Angeles drove the packages to different locations not listed as the delivery addresses. He then scanned the packages to record them as having been delivered to the correct addresses before ripping off the address labels and giving the packages to someone other than the listed recipients.

De Los Angeles was sentenced to serve one day in prison and six months of supervised release.

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