The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Jane Johanna Emily, a/k/a Jane Moeller, 41, of St. Louis, Missouri, was arraigned on November 26, 2013, at the East St. Louis federal courthouse on three charges that she stole packages from the U.S. Mail.
The indictment alleges that in March and April 2013, Emily, who was working as a supervisor in the East St. Louis Post Office, opened and stole mail packages.
The federal grand jury indictment charges Emily with Obstruction of Mail in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1702; Theft of U.S. Mail by a Postal Employee in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709; and Opening of Mail in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703a. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.
An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge and is entitled to a fair trial at which the Government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Liam Coonan.