Louisiana airport worker pleads guilty to mail theft

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ARTHUR RESPERT, age 25, of Kenner, pled guilty today to one-count of theft of mail.

According to court documents, RESPERT was employed at Air General, Inc. and worked at the New Orleans International Airport. From on or about October 24, 2014 to September 3, 2015, RESPERT stole letters and other packages addressed to individuals across the United States.

faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo set sentencing for December, 1, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S.  Attorney Sharan E. Lieberman is in charge of the prosecution.