Former Louisiana Postal Employee Sentenced for Unlawfully Opening the Mail

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TYRONE DILLING, age 27, of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced today by the Honorable Barry W. Ashe, District Court Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana, to a two-year term of probation after pleading guilty to   unlawfully opening the mail he was entrusted to deliver. The Court ordered DILLING to pay a mandatory special assessment fee of one hundred dollars.

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Two St. Louis men charged with robbing postal workers

ST. LOUIS – Two men from St. Louis County are facing federal charges accusing them of robbing two mail carriers at gunpoint on June 9.

Roy Lee Jones, 19, and Xavier Sean Boyd, 18, of Jennings, were charged by complaint June 15 with two counts of robbery and two counts of theft of a mail key. Boyd appeared in U.S. District Court June 23 and Jones appeared in court Thursday.

Charging documents say that on June 9 at about 12:30 p.m., Jones approached a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier near Lindbergh Boulevard and New Halls Ferry Road in St. Louis County and demanded his “arrow key,” which opens certain U.S. Postal Service collection boxes.

About 18 minutes later and a mile and a half away, Boyd robbed a different letter carrier of his arrow key, the charges say.

A few minutes later, St. Louis County police spotted the robbers’ Volkswagen Tiguan, which crashed after a brief chase.

Jones and Boyd tried to flee from the vehicle but were arrested, and the arrow keys and guns were found in the SUV, the charges say.

Charges set forth in a criminal complaint are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the St. Louis County Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Dunkel is prosecuting the case.

PRC Releases Report Evaluating USPS FY 2021 Performance Report and FY 2022 Performance Plan

Washington, DC – Today, the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its analysis of the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Annual Performance Report (FY 2021 Report) and FY 2022 Performance Plan (FY 2022 Plan). The Commission is required by statute to review whether the Postal Service has met its goals and may offer recommendations to the Postal Service regarding the protection or promotion of public policy objectives in title 39 of the United States Code.

Albuquerque man pleads guilty in armed robberies of letter carriers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced that Cisco Casaus-Alires pleaded guilty on June 29 to robbery of mail, money and other property of the United States and brandishing a firearm during and in furtherance of a crime of violence. Casaus-Alires, 21, of Albuquerque, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled. Continue reading

How Canada’s rural mail carriers are navigating surging gas prices 

A mail carrier says her out-of-pocket costs for delivering packages along her rural route have doubled because of the steep hike in gas prices and cost of living being experienced by many Canadians.“The stress is exhausting,” said Jennifer Henson, a Calgary mother of two boys and one of 11,000 rural and suburban mail carriers delivering letters for Canada Post across the country.

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