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Case Number: 1:19-cr-00020-DAD-SKO
Judge: Dale A. Drozd
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (Fresno County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Fresno, California
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Description: Fresno, California assault on a federal employee criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault and battery.
According to court documents, on Jan. 19, 2019, Rivera forcibly assaulted a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in his mail truck while the mail carrier was delivering mail. That day, the defendant attempted to enter several occupied vehicles on Shaw Avenue in Fresno, CA. When he was unsuccessful, he forced his way into a mail truck by shoving the mail carrier. The mail carrier escaped, but Rivera absconded with the mail truck. He was apprehended after he crashed into a telephone pole and fled on foot. Rivera was charged in both state and federal court. He pleaded guilty to the federal charge on Aug. 21.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Fresno Police Department and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin J. Gilio prosecuted the case.
18:111(a)(1) - Assault on a Federal Officer or Employee
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 30 Months. Special Assessment $100. Supervised Release: 36 Months.