Former Manager of North Kenner, Louisiana Post Office Charged with Misappropriation of Postal Funds

NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced yesterday that RYAN S. CORTEZ, former Supervisor and Manager of Customer Service Operations at the North Kenner Post Office located at 390 West Esplanade Avenue, was charged in a Bill of Information for Misappropriation of Postal Funds. CORTEZ, age 46, of Des Allemands, Louisiana, was arrested in October 2018 by special agents with the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (“Postal OIG”). Continue reading

Second Suspicious Package Found At Burlingame CA Postal Facility

BURLINGAME (CBS SF) – Federal authorities confirmed Friday that they are investigating a second suspicious package addressed to billionaire activist Tom Steyer discovered at a Burlingame postal facility.

An FBI spokesperson in San Francisco confirmed that the FBI and ATF responded to a new suspicious package at the postal distribution center in Burlingame Thursday night.

Authorities also confirmed that the second package was also addressed to Steyer. It is the same facility where a suspicious package was found last week.

The packages have been linked to Cesar Sayoc, a Florida man who was arrested on Oct. 26 for allegedly mailing out explosive materials to former President Barack Obama, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the news network CNN and others.

Source: Second Suspicious Package Found At Burlingame Postal Facility « CBS San Francisco

NYC postal worker credited with spotting bomb addressed to James Clapper at CNN

From the New York Times:

At a news conference on Friday morning, John Miller, the New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said a postal worker at the mail facility on 52nd Street recognized the package addressed to Mr. Clapper as similar to other suspicious packages discovered this week and “froze it in the system.”

Source: Pipe Bomb Suspect Arrested in Southern Florida – The New York Times