United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Breaking Open Mailboxes
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Monday, December 10, 2012
Docket #: 1:12-CR-00407-LJO
FRESNO, Calif. — Gerald Charles Nutt, 38, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to breaking open and destroying mailboxes, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Nutt broke open two mailboxes in Fresno, and at the time of his arrest, he possessed stolen checks and a screwdriver that he admitted to using to break open the mailboxes.
This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Baker is prosecuting the case.
Nutt is scheduled to be sentenced on March 4, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill. The maximum statutory penalty he faces is three years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.