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18, U.S.C., 1702, makes it a Federal crime or offense for anyone to obstruct the delivery of mail by taking or removing it from the United States mails.
A person can be found guilty of that offense only if all of the following facts are proved beyond a reasonable doubt:
First: That the person knowingly took mail out of a post office, or an authorized depository for mail matter, before delivery to the person to whom it was directed, as charged; and
Second: That in so doing the person acted willfully with design or intent to obstruct the correspondence.