Pitney Bowes to pay USPS $9.4 million for claiming discounted postage rates it was not entitled

October 13, 2015 United States Settles with Pitney Bowes Presort Services for Underpaying Postage Owed to U.S. Postal Service The Department of Justice announced today that Pitney Bowes Presort Services Inc. (Pitney Bowes) has agreed to pay the United States $9.4 million to resolve allegations that it underpaid postage for mail processed at its Reading, […]

California Man gets 4 years in prison for scheme to steal millions of postage stamps

Yesterday, Kaleb Matias Wiewandt, 36, of Los Angeles, Calif., was sentenced by United States District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 51-months in prison and ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution. Wiewandt previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for conspiring with others to steal several million postage stamps from the […]

Ohio man indicted for sending letters via USPS purporting to contain anthrax

May 7, 2015 A federal grand jury returned a federal indictment charging Drew D. Manns, 31, of Elyria, with using the United States Postal Service to make threats with a white powdery substance, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Manns sent Summit County Clerks and Prosecutor’s Office letters including a white […]

Postal Contract Employee sentenced for stealing nearly $478,000 in USPS equipment

3/30/2015 – In San Antonio today, 68-year-old Marvis Charles Box of Converse, TX, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for  stealing an estimated $478,000 of United States Postal Service equipment announced Acting United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr., and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez, Houston Division. In addition to […]

USPS Contracting Officer and Contractor Charged with Bribery Scheme in Connection with Awarding of Mail Delivery Contracts

A former U.S. Postal Service contracting officer, along with a mail delivery contractor, were indicted today for engaging in a scheme to defraud the Postal Service through bribery and kickbacks in connection with the awarding of contracts to deliver the mail. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney […]

Attack, robbery of postal truck driver gets two men nearly 20 years in prison

Former Letter Carrier was sentenced to federal prison in November 2014 for providing “inside information” that culminated in the robbery and shooting of the postal contract driver on December 20, 2013, in Conley, Ga Attack, robbery of postal truck driver gets two men nearly 20 years in prison ATLANTA, GEORGIA 1/7/15 – Kendrick Watkins and […]

Former CBS reporter sues USPS and others over claims of hacking computer

Former CBS reporter Attkisson sues U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Postal Service and several unnamed federal employees Washington, D.C., (January 5, 2015)—Investigative Journalist Sharyl Attkisson has filed administrative claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act against the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Postal Service, and certain unnamed employees and/or agents of the federal […]

Lance Armstrong co-defendants agree to pay $500,000 as part settlement in USPS case

12.19.14 Two of Lance Armstrong’s longtime business associates have agreed to pay $500,000 to the United States government as part of a conditional settlement in a lawsuit filed by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis. Bill Stapleton, Armstrong’s longtime agent, and Barton Knaggs, Armstrong’s longtime business partner, also have agreed to pay $100,000 to the law […]

Alabama Clerk Sentenced to Prison For Role In Tax Refund Fraud using corrupt letter carrier

Alabama Letter Carrier Sentenced to 111 months in Prison For His Role In a Tax Refund Scheme Alabama Medical Clerk Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme that Involved Corrupt U.S. Postal Service Employee 12.18.14 – An Alabama woman was sentenced today to serve 70 months in prison for her involvement in […]

UPS reverses policy on pregnant workers – Is USPS next?

UPS was forced to change its thinking on pregnant workers. The new female Postmaster General is likely to agree By Don Cheney United Parcel Service has reversed its discriminatory policy on pregnant workers effective January 1st, 2015.  They will treat pregnant workers like workers with an on-the-job injury.  When will the Postal Service change their […]