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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Former U.S. Postal Service Employee Sentenced for Conviction on Destruction of Mail Charge

ALBUQUERQUE – Alonzo Gallegos, 33, of Pena Blanca, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to a destruction of mail charge. After entering his guilty plea, Gallegos was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to pay a $250 fine.


Gallegos was charged in a misdemeanor information on Nov. 30, 2016, with unlawful delay and destruction of mail while employed as a U.S. Postal Service officer. According to the information, Gallegos committed the crime between Sept. 24, 2016 and Sept. 27, 2016, in Santa Fe County, N.M.


During today’s proceedings, Gallegos pled guilty to the information and admitted that from Sept. 24, 2016 through Sept. 27, 2016, he delayed or destroyed mail and newspapers.


This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eva M. Fontanez.

Updated January 17, 2017