USPS issues proposed regulation aimed at overweight packages

The Postal Service recently published an advanced notice requesting comments on how the Postal Service should proceed to prevent overweight items from entering into the postal network. After considering the comments received, the Postal Service is now moving forward to propose amendment of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual, (DMM) to prevent overweight items from entering the postal network. Continue reading

Top postalnews.com stories of the week April 15-21

  1. Jamaica NY Postmaster blames lazy workers, unions for his office’s poor performance 
  2. Postal worker sexually assaulted in Chicago 
  3. Trump, Having Denounced Amazon’s Shipping Deal, Orders Review of Postal Service 
  4. ‘Mail fishing’ is so bad in New Jersey, it’s now the focus of a federal investigation 
  5. USPS mail carrier caught throwing package in Kansas 
  6. NRP Class Action Victory against USPS 
  7. Action taken against Fargo postal worker after getting caught tossing package 
  8. Drug dealer pleads guilty to bribing Buffalo letter carrier 
  9. Mail found dumped on Detroit’s east side 
  10. New Orleans Man Sentenced to 36 Months of Probation for Conspiracy to Alter U.S. Postal Money Order 

Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To 6 Months’ Imprisonment For Stealing And Depositing Checks From Mail Receptacles

WILKES-BARRE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that today United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Michael Mejia, age 21, who resided in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to a time-served sentence of approximately six months of imprisonment and two years of supervised release. Continue reading

Ten Indicted in Scheme to Steal New Yorkers’ Mail and Alter Their Checks

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today announced the indictment of ten individuals for stealing more than $500,000 from multiple banks through a check fraud scheme involving mail theft. The defendants are charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree, and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, among other charges. [1] Continue reading