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Defendant in a Conspiracy to Rob a U.S. Post Office Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Greenbelt, Maryland – Juan Ramon Ramirez Delgado, age 40, a Honduran national residing in Leesburg, Virginia, pleaded guilty today to federal charges for a commercial robbery conspiracy and for committing an armed robbery of a U.S. Post Office.  

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron and Postal Inspector in Charge Damon E. Wood of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Washington Division.

According to his plea agreement, on October 19, 2017, Ramirez Delgado and his co-conspirators, wearing masks and armed with firearms, entered a U.S. Post Office in Brandywine, Maryland, pointed firearms at the employees and demanded money.  Ramirez Delgado and his co-conspirators stole cash and a computer tower as well as other miscellaneous items, then ran to a getaway vehicle parked nearby, where another conspirator drove them away.

Ramirez Delgado and the government have agreed that, if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Ramirez Delgado will be sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and will be required to pay restitution in the full amount of the loss.  U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has scheduled sentencing for October 10, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. 

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation.  OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

United States Attorney Erek L. Barron commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for their work in the investigation and thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Prince George’s County and Montgomery County Police Departments and the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department for their assistance.  Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leah B. Grossi and William D. Moomau, who are prosecuting the case.

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Marcia Lubin
(410) 209-4854

Updated July 24, 2023

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