Former Montana Postal Employee Convicted for $693,403 Workers’ Comp Fraud

8/25/2017 GREAT FALLS – The United States Attorney’s Office announced a federal court convicted Deborah Joy Durand of False Statements to Obtain Federal Employees’ Compensation Benefits, Wire Fraud, False Claims Relating to Workers’ Compensation Benefits, and Theft of Government Property.   U.S. District Judge Brian Morris presided over the 3-day trial. At trial, the government presented […]

Massachusetts Postmaster sentenced to probation for embezzling $31,000

7/20/17 BOSTON – The former Postmaster of the U.S. Postal Service Post Offices in Blackstone and Jefferson, Mass., was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for stealing approximately $31,000 from the U.S. Postal Service. Carlitos Molina, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy H. Hillman to two years of probation, the first […]

Virginia Postal Worker pleads guilty to stealing mail

7/19/17 Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A former employee of the United States Postal Service pled guilty yesterday in federal court here to stealing items from the mail, including cash, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. Michelle Spinner, 56, of Big Island, Virginia, waived her right to be indicted and pled guilty yesterday to a […]

Texas man sentenced to 37 months in prison for setting Post Office on fire

7/19/17 In Alpine, a federal judge sentenced 59-year-old Karl Henry Peterson to 37 months in federal prison for setting the U.S. Post Office in Alpine ablaze last year announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr. and Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez, U.S. Postal Investigation Service, Houston Division. During yesterday’s sentencing hearing, United States District […]

Kansas City MO postal worker pleads guilty to stealing gift cards, DVDs from the mail

6/22/17 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a U.S. Postal employee pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing mail. Terry G. Williams, 55, of Kansas City, Mo., waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Beth […]

Iowa Postal Worker gets 2 Years Probation, 100 Hours Community Service for mail theft

5/19/17 SIOUX CITY, Iowa – After a lengthy criminal probe documented by 9 Investigates involving numerous cases of mail theft, 42-year-old Kirk Baird is walking away from federal court with two years probation and 100 hours of community service. The maximum sentencing for a crime of this nature is five years in prison but due […]

Louisville KY Brothers Charged Again In Shooting Of Letter Carrier

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two Louisville men have been charged in a Superseding Indictment with conspiracy to murder and attempted murder of a federal employee, that is a United States Postal Carrier (while engaged in the performance of his official duties), and with forcible assault of a federal employee.  One defendant, Eric Bennett, faces additional charges, […]

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 8 Individuals Charged In $158 Million OWCP Health Care Fraud Scheme

March 24, 2017 DALLAS – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas this week, and unsealed today, charges eight individuals with offenses related to their participation in a health care fraud scheme, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. The defendants charged are:      Jamshid Noryian, aka “James […]