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Case Number: 1:21-cr-20049-KMM
Judge: K. Michael Moore
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami-Dade County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Miami, Florida mail theft charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Yunior L. Blanco-Pedroso, was pulled over on September 8, 2020, while driving a blue BMW that matched the description of a vehicle associated with mail and package thefts in South Florida. Inside the BMW, officers discovered mail, packages and checks addressed to other people that Blanco-Pedroso had stolen. Blanco-Pedroso later admitted to committing 10 porch burglaries between August and September 2020 in Miami and Coral Gables. Other evidence in the case included home surveillance recordings showing Blanco-Pedroso following delivery trucks, walking up to front doors to steal packages, and stealing mail from mailboxes. When he committed these burglaries in 2020, Blanco-Pedroso was on supervised release following a previous conviction and sentence for robbing a letter carrier.
On March 26, 2021, Blanco-Pedroso pled guilty in this case to theft of mail and possession of stolen mail.
United States Postal Inspection Service, Miami Division, investigated the case, in collaboration with Coral Gables Police Department and City of Miami Police Department. United States Coast Guard Investigative Service Southeast Region assisted. Assistant United States Attorney Hayden P. O’Byrne prosecuted the case.
18:U.S.C.§1708 THEFT OF MAIL
18:U.S.C.§1708 POSSESSION OF STOLEN MAIL
Outcome: IMPRISONMENT: 96 months. This term consists of 60 months as to Count One and 36 months as to Counts Two and Three, to be served concurrently with each other but consecutive to Count One. SUPERVISED RELEASE: Three (3) years. This term consists of three years as to each of Counts One, Two, and Three, all such terms to run concurrently.