Oakland CA Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Alter U.S. Postal Money Orders

11/8/17 Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DARREN BRANDON WILLIAMS, age 29, of Oakland, California, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to alter U.S. Postal money orders.  According to the court records, WILLIAMS conspired with others in the New Orleans area to buy U.S. Postal money orders in small amounts (typically $1.00).  These money […]

Texas postal employee used USPS fuel cards for private vehicle–even after resignation

Texas man pleads guilty to using postal service fuel cards for private vehicle 10/24/2017  LAKE CHARLES, La. – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a former Lake Charles post office employee pleaded guilty last week to using U.S. Postal Service fuel cards for his personal vehicle. Shawn Bell Jr., 21, of Port Arthur, Texas, pleaded […]

New Jersey Postal Supervisor admits stealing nearly $16,000 from USPS

10/17/2017 CAMDEN, N.J. – A Delran, New Jersey, man who worked for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today admitted to stealing postal service funds, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Amar D. Patel, 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Noel L. Hillman  in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count […]

Portland OR man receives prison sentence for theft of mail from USPS Vehicle

10/16/2017 PORTLAND, Ore. – On Monday, October 16, 2017, United States District Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Wayne Eugene Price, 36, to 12 months and one day in prison following his plea of guilty to theft of mail. Judge Aiken ordered Price to serve his federal prison sentence consecutive to the sentence he is serving currently […]

Ohio postal worker indicted for receiving methamphetamine

10/13/2017 A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and a Euclid man were indicted for a conspiracy in which they received more than two kilograms of methamphetamine from California, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. Marquacia Deshawn Morris, 26, of Woodmere, and Devon Williams, 23, of Euclid, were indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with […]

Judge orders former Virginia postal worker to repay $2,600 stolen from the mail

10/06/17 – A judge sentenced a former mail sorter at the Roanoke post office to probation for stealing money from the mail. Michelle Spinner of Big Island was ordered at Thursday’s hearing to pay back $2,603, court papers said. She pleaded guilty in July to a single count of theft of mail or mail contents […]

Bulk Mailer Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding USPS of Nearly $750,000

10/3/2017 Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT KUSS, 55, of Cheshire, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for defrauding the U.S. Postal Service of nearly $750,000. According to court […]

West Virginia postal worker pleads guilty to stealing pain pills from the mail

Postal worker targeted packages containing oxycodone and hydrocodone 10/2/2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A former postal worker who stole oxycodone and hydrocodone pills from packages pleaded guilty today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Brittany Harrison, 31, of Cross Lanes, entered her guilty plea to theft of mail by a postal employee. Harrison was a federal […]

California Postal Employee Sentenced To 72 Months In Prison For Drug Trafficking And Money Laundering

9/29/2017 HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Ramona Long, age 57, a former U.S. Postal Service employee in Northern California, was sentenced on September 28, 2017, by United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane to 72 months’ imprisonment. Long previously entered pleas of guilty before Judge […]

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 […]