Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Mail Carrier

inspectorROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Orlando Justice, 27, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to assaulting a United States Postal Service mail carrier before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that Justice assaulted a mail carrier by threatening him with an assault-style rifle.  The assault occurred after the mail carrier refused to deliver mail to defendant’s residence because he had been attacked by dogs. Subsequently, Justice also falsely claimed that the mail carrier had sprayed him with mace.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the United States Postal Service Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector-in-Charge Shelly Binkowski and the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 19, at 2:30 p.m. before Judge Larimer.