Former Iowa postmaster gets probation in mail theft case

SIOUX CITY, Iowa —A former northern Iowa postmaster has been sentenced to probation and community service after pleading guilty to stealing narcotics from the mail.

Fifty-five-year-old Danny Miller, of Ventura, was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation and ordered to serve 100 hours of community service.

He pleaded guilty in January to one count of theft of mail by a postal service employee.

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  • Going Postal

    And of course he won’t be fired,instead he will be moved to another office and then promoted.That’s the USPS mismanagement way.

  • Patty

    It does say former postmaster and not former employee so…you’re probably right. Like we haven’t seen that time and time again.

  • Constantly amazed

    My God you people are stupid. The guy was fired.

    No one, manager or craft has EVER been convicted of a felony and then given a promotion.

    If I’m wrong you should have no problem giving us the names and dates- convictions are public records, and so are USPS appointments, and something like that would certainly have been newsworthy!

    Don’t you mouth breathers ever get tired of posting the same nonsensical BS? Get a hobby or something, maybe!

    So prove me wrong!

  • proudcarrier

    At one office I worked at, they caught a supervisor and carrier in a conference room in an intimate embrace. Both immediately fired, but the supervisor was hired back at the very same office with a loss of seniority, just as if he were brand new, so all his leave and pay scale were set to zero. He also ended up divorced, no surprise there, so he was poorly off financially and well able to be pressured to break regulations to get mail delivered faster, any way he could. So in turn he yelled at and tried to intimidate carriers, especially new ones. A lousy supervisor and a poor excuse for a human being. But he had his old job back, while the carrier was unable to get work again with the USPS. Silly her, she shouldn’t have fallen for whatever tactic he used against her in the first place.

  • Constantly amazed

    That kind of proves my point, I think. People claim managers with felony convictions are getting promotions right and left- as if a felony on your record was a plus. Your story sounds perfectly plausible, but of course it isn’t relevant to what the others were claiming- if it really happened “time and time again”, you’d certainly have heard of one felony case in twenty years!

    Your story is more a sad reflection on how women are treated in the workplace, in the USPS and elsewhere. Despite the disparate treatment, though, the manager n your story was punished, not rewarded.

    Ironically, after searching around on this site, the only story I could find where an employee was apparently convicted of a felony and got his job back (no promotion) was that letter carrier a while back who was discovered to be a registered sex offender. He had been convicted of sexually molesting a toddler- the crime happened while he was employed as a letter carrier, but he managed to keep his job somehow.

  • Seen It All

    Very possible in these cases that a plea bargain is made with the US Attorney, the manager gets off with a misdemeanor on his record,returns as a craft employee,then is back in management in a year.Happens all the time where a manager is demoted,told to lay low as craft employee for a year,then is back in management.

  • Constantly amazed

    Almost ALL cases result in plea bargains- it has nothing to do with whether you’re a manager or a CCA- you’re not bargaining with the USPS- you’re bargaining with a US Attorney who could care less what your title is. If anything, the higher up you are, the more likely the US Attorney is to go after your scalp. If you “get off with a misdemeanor”, it ALSO doesn’t matter what your job title is- unless the misdemeanor is the result of official misconduct, it has no effect on your job.

    Good try though- love the “very possible” part. All these stories seem to be “very possible” until someone asks you to come up with verifiable details- then they just fade away!

  • Constantly amazed

    Gee- amazing how quiet it is all of a sudden! I can here the crickets chirping!

  • AMT

    I know him. He was fired. Period.