The US Attorney’s Office in Columbia South Carolina announced today that two Anderson SC postal workers have been indicted for delay of mail. Linda M. Hughes, age 40, of Liberty, and Kevin William Pearson, age 30, of Anderson, were each charged with a single count. According to the Greenville News, the indictment claims the two “unlawfully destroyed, detained, delayed or opened mail that was intended to be delivered by a Postal Service employee”.
The maximum penalty each could receive is five years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703. The cases were investigated by agents of the United States Postal Service, O.I.G., and were assigned to Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens of the Greenville office for prosecution.