BOSTON (WBSM) — A U.S. Postal Service employee from Fall River pled guilty in federal court in Boston to obstructing the mail by diverting multiple packages in his custody.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Rafael De Los Angeles, 43, pled guilty on December 4 to five counts of obstruction of mail.

On five separate occasions in August 2017, De Los Angeles knowingly and willfully drove packages on his mail route to different locations not listed as the delivery address.

There, he scanned the packages to record them as having been delivered to the correct addresses. He then ripped off the address labels and gave the packages to someone other than for whom they were intended.

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Each charge of obstruction of mail can lead to a sentence of up to six months in prison, up to one year of supervised release, and a fine of up to $5,000.

De Los Angeles will be sentenced on March 4, 2024.

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