Florida Letter Carrier Convicted of Dumping Mail

A federal jury convicted a former U.S. postal carrier of delaying and detaining mail in Broward County.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Max Eamiguel, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), made the announcement.

John Henry Caddle, Jr., 58, of Hollywood, was convicted by a federal jury yesterday of three counts of delaying and detaining mail, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703(a). Caddle faces a maximum statutory sentence of five years in prison as to each count of conviction. Sentencing is scheduled for April 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. before U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn.

According to the court record, including trial testimony, on August 18, 2016, a witness saw Caddle dump a garbage bag into a dumpster near the defendant’s residence. The witness recovered the garbage bag from the dumpster and found that it contained deliverable mail from Caddle’s assigned mail route. The witness contacted U.S. postal authorities and alerted them to the mail that had been discovered in in the dumpster. On August 18 and 19, 2016, Caddle was employed as a U.S. Postal Carrier and had a duty to deliver the mail.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the USPS-OIG. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney’s Randy Katz and Jennifer A. Keene.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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