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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Former U.S. Postal Employee Sentenced to Probation for Conviction on Misdemeanor Destruction of Mail Charge

ALBUQUERQUE – Christopher P. Vigil, 30, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to a misdemeanor destruction of mail charge, and was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine. At the time he committed the crime, Vigil was employed by the U.S. Postal Service.


Vigil was charged in an information on Nov. 16, 2016, with the misdemeanor offense of opening and destroying mail not directed to him. According to the information, Vigil committed the crime on Aug. 15, 2016, in Bernalillo County, N.M.


During today’s proceedings, Vigil pled guilty to the information and admitted that on Aug. 15, 2016, he intentionally opened mail not directed to him, and used his position as an employee of a postal unit to steal a gift card.


This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Edward Han.

Updated January 17, 2017