PHILADELPHIA – Patrick D’Ambrosio, 48, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by information, filed yesterday, with one count of obstruction of mail, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The information alleges that D’Ambrosio was employed by the U.S. Postal Service between May 2014 and January 2015 when he obstructed the passage of approximately 22,500 pieces of mail. The obstructed mail was itemized as approximately 7,182 First-Class letters, 220 First Class Certified letters, 11,734 standard letters, five First Class United States Treasury checks. 307 pieces of political mail, 2,508 non-profit letters, 417 Second Class periodicals, 137 small parcels, addressed to various residents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along Carrier Route #35 in Zip Code 19135, and outgoing First Class letters addressed to numerous recipients in various zip codes, and found in his personal automobile, and in trash bags in the garage of his residence in Philadelphia.
USPS records show that D’Ambrosio is a career city letter carrier, and has worked for the USPS since 1987.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of six months in prison, a fine, or both. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marianne Cox.