We reported last night that the PRC had announced the firing of an unidentified employee after the individual had been arrested. While the PRC did not specify the reasons for the arrest, it said it was “shocked and horrified at these serious allegations”.
Washington Post reporter Jacob Bogage later identified the employee and his alleged crime in a tweet
Employee in question is Russ Rappel Schmid, the PRC's chief data officer, who was arrested after being recorded soliciting a minor. He was at a conference in California on government business at the time.@PostalRegulator statement says he has been fired. https://t.co/cW5megGyka
— Jacob Bogage (@jacobbogage) July 11, 2022
Our previous story follows:
The Postal Regulatory Commission issued the following cryptic press release, admitting that one of its employees had been arrested. No further information was immediately available:
Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission has become aware of the recent arrest of one of our employees. Upon becoming aware of this information, the Commission has terminated this employee effective immediately. The Commission is shocked and horrified at these serious allegations and maintains a steadfast commitment to promptly deal with any claims of employee misconduct.