Mississippi Postal Worker Sentenced for Mail Theft

Jackson, Miss. – Calvin Taylor, 51, of Yazoo City, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to 48 months of supervised probation for embezzling parcels of mail during the course of his employment with the U.S. Postal Service, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Cave with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office. Taylor was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

On April 4, 2018, Postal Service Office of Inspector General special agents arrested Taylor after an investigation revealed him purposefully failing to deliver parcels of mail and stealing articles of clothing and shoes from the undelivered parcels.

On January 8, 2019, Taylor was charged in a federal indictment for theft of mail while a postal employee. He pled guilty before Judge Reeves on March 22, 2019.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bert Carraway.

Arkansas postal uniform maker sentenced to two years in prison for failure to pay employee payroll taxes

Fort Smith, AR – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Eric De Priest, age 47, of Marshall, Arkansas, was sentenced Monday to serve 24 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a total of $284,736.30 in restitution for his conviction on one felony count of Willful Failure to Pay Over Payroll Taxes. The Honorable P.K. Holmes III presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fort Smith. Continue reading