U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced three separate criminal matters, charging United States Postal employees for theft of mail.
According to a four-count Indictment, on or about July 18, 2015, and again on or about July 22, 2015, ANISHA GALLIN, age 27, stole the contents of four first-class letters.
A second one-count Indictment alleges that, in or about December 2013, O’NEIL EDWARDS, age 27, stole two $100 gift cards from mail sent from Las Vegas to Belle Chasse.
Lastly, a three-count Bill of Information charges that, on or about July 9, 2014, JOSHUA GRESHAM, age 27, removed $370 in cash from three greeting cards while on his postal route.
If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, followed by three years of supervised release, a maximum fine of $250,000, and restitution, as to each count.
U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Indictments and Bill of Information merely contain charges and that the guilt of each defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General for investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer is in charge of prosecuting all three matters.