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 […]

NY Postal Worker arrested after spending $4,800 at Nordstrom’s using stolen credit card

Postal Worker is a City Carrier Assistant (CCA) hired in 2014 EAST GARDEN CITY, NY – A Baldwin woman was arrested on Tuesday after using a stolen credit card to buy over $4,800 worth of things at the Nordstrom’s in Roosevelt Field Mall back in September 2014, according to Nassau County Police. On September 12, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Mail Carrier arrested for theft of over $1 Million In Tax Refund Checks

Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Eileen Neff, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Northeast Area Field Office of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (“USPS-OIG”), Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), and Shantelle P. Kitchen, Special Agent-in-Charge of […]

Video: Apologetic postal worker with 21 years blames substance abuse for late, trashed mail

WARRENSBURG, Mo. – A Warrensburg postal worker who pleaded guilty to federal charges of drinking on the job and dumping mail in the trash said he never meant to hurt anyone. “I just had some problems,” said David Thompson. In an interview with KMBC 9 News, Thompson was apologetic and remorseful, saying that he worked […]

Two Georgia drug dealers get prison for armed robbery spree targeting letter carriers

ATLANTA, GA – William Wilkins and Michael Fairnot-Woods have been sentenced to 18 years and 15 years in federal prison, respectively, for their roles in an armed robbery spree that targeted U.S. Postal Service letters carriers in Decatur and Lithonia, Georgia.  The robberies were part of a scheme to steal a rival drug dealer’s marijuana […]

Missouri Postal Workers indicted for throwing away mail, stealing $5,000

Postal Workers in Warrensburg, North Kansas City Indicted KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced two postal workers were indicted by a federal grand jury today, in separate and unrelated cases, for stealing thousands of pieces of mail and for stealing money from a cash drawer. […]