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Former Employee of Contract Postal Unit Sentenced to Probation for Destroying U.S. Mail

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Monique N. Padilla, 29, of Rio Rancho, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to two years of probation for her conviction on an opening and destruction of mail charge. 

Padilla was charged in a misdemeanor information filed on Feb. 17, 2016, with unlawfully opening and destroying mail not directed to her.  At the time she committed the crime, Padilla was employed by a contract postal unit in Rio Rancho. 

On Feb. 23, 2016, Padilla pled guilty to the information and admitted that on Dec. 15, 2015, she intentionally opened other people’s mail.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Han prosecuted the case.

Updated June 21, 2016