United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
El Dorado Man Sentenced For Obstructing Mail
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
April 30, 2012
Docket #: 11-MJ-0035 EFB
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that today United States Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan sentenced Cesar Caballero, 42, of El Dorado, to 90 days in prison for obstructing the mail.
According to testimony presented at trial, on August 23 and August 28, 2010, Caballero illegally submitted official federal mail forwarding change of address orders to the United States Postal Service for the purpose of directing the mail of the Shingle Springs Rancheria, Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and the Red Hawk Casino to his own personal address.
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is a federally recognized tribe in El Dorado County, made up of Miwok, Maidu, and Nisenan Indians. It governs the Shingle Springs Rancheria, a 160-acre Indian reservation, and owns and operates the Red Hawk Casino.
This case was the product of an investigation by United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General and the California Department of Justice. Special Assistant United States Attorneys David Petersen and Christopher Hales and former Special Assistant United States Attorney David Stevens prosecuted the case.