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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Florida Man Found Guilty Of Assaulting A Mail Carrier

Orlando, FL – A federal jury today found Francisco Javier Barbot Cabassa (28, Kissimmee) guilty of forcibly assaulting a mail carrier while the carrier was engaged in the performance of his official duties, resulting in physical contact with the mail carrier.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Barbot Cabassa approached the mail carrier, while he was distributing mail, and demanded that the carrier give him a package. The mail carrier requested that Barbot Cabassa provide identification, but Barbot Cabassa refused. As a result, the carrier informed Barbot Cabassa that he would need to go to the post office and provide identification in order to obtain the package. Barbot Cabassa then punched the mail carrier in the face and ultimately took the package.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Alejandro J. Salicrup and Vincent S. Chiu.

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Updated March 13, 2018