BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced that Jennifer Serrano, 26, of Tonawanda, NY, pleaded guilty to obstruction of the mail before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy. The charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth R. Moellering, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant, at the time a United States Postal Service mail carrier, failed to deliver more than 700 pieces of mail between March 2013 and February 2014. Serrano brought the undelivered mail to her residence and stored it there instead of delivering it. The defendant has since resigned from the Postal Service.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Monica Weyler, Eastern Area Field Office, Philadelphia, PA.
Sentencing is scheduled for August 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. before Judge McCarthy.