MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorneyâ€™s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that MICHAEL DOUGLAS RITTER, age 36, of Poteau, Oklahoma, was sentenced to two (2) years probation for Delay or Destruction of Mail by a United States Postal Service Employee in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703(b).
The Information alleged that on or about the 22nd day of February, 2011, RITTER, an employee of the United States Postal Service, improperly, without authority, delayed, destroyed and opened mail and packages not directed to him.
Charges arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General. A misdemeanour Information was filed in March 2011.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over todayâ€™s hearing. The defendant remains in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.