From the Rapid City Journal:
Ten months after a federal judge dismissed felony charges against a Rapid City postal worker who was allegedly ripping off gift cards and other items of value, and nearly two years after the thefts took place, Daniel Newman is again facing charges in the case.
Newman made his initial appearance in court this week and entered a plea of not guilty. The case originated after a Rapid City postal customer who was a paralegal had her mail stolen and instigated her own investigation.
Unbeknownst to the public, Newman was re-indicted by a federal grand jury on 11 counts of embezzlement and theft in January of this year, but the record of that indictment was sealed at the request of federal prosecutors by U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on Jan. 26.
Unsealed this week, the indictment charged Newman with felony counts of embezzlement and theft of public mail. If convicted, Newman faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, as well as up to $500,000 in fines, U.S. Department of Justice spokesperson Heather Kostboth said Friday from her Sioux Falls office.