Second NY Mail Carrier pleads guilty to accepting bribes to deliver drug packages

Last month a 16-year veteran New York letter carrier pleaded guilty to his role in a drug distribution ring. Today, a second letter carrier  also admitted to accepting payments to carrying boxes of drugs shipped to specific addresses. her federal charges of accepting bribes to deliver packages after he was implicated in a drug trafficking […]

NY Mail Carrier pleads guilty to accepting bribes in connection to drug trafficking ring

1/28/16 BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Dennis Bernhard, 56, of Derby, N.Y., pleaded guilty to bribery before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.  The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who is handling the case, stated […]

Former Maryland Letter Carrier sentenced to prison for Drug Trafficking and Bribery

October 19, 2015 Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced former letter carrier Takisha Cole, age 33, of Washington, D.C. today to 21 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, use of a communications device to facilitate drug trafficking and bribery. The […]

Two NY Mail Carriers Charged with Bribery in Connection with Narcotics Trafficking Operations

October 15, 2015 BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that, in the first of its kind prosecution, Dennis Bernhard, 56, of Derby, NY, and Briana Fugate, 25, of Cheektowaga, NY, were arrested and charged in separate criminal complaints with multiple counts of bribery. Fugate was also charged with possession with intent to […]