Connecticut: Former USPS MVS Driver Admits Stealing Postal Funds

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, announced that LINDIM ASIPI, 44, of Waterbury, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of wire fraud related to his theft of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) funds. Continue reading

Former Connecticut Postal Worker Admits Stealing Funds

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, announced that LINDIM ASIPI, 44, of Waterbury, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of wire fraud related to his theft of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) funds. Continue reading

New York Man Sentenced to 37 Months for Passing Altered Postal Money Orders

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ANTHONY SMALLS, age 33, of New York, New York, was sentenced on December 16, 2021 by U.S. District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana to 37 months of incarceration for conspiracy to pass altered U.S. Postal money orders, passing altered U.S. Postal money orders and possessing stolen U.S. government property. Continue reading

How Congress Could Make the Holidays Happier for the Postal Service 

Last year’s holiday season was not exactly a merry one for the U.S. Postal Service. In the lead-up to Christmas, overwhelmed postal workers had to leave gifts sitting in sorting facilities for weeks. They delivered just 38 percent of greeting cards and other nonlocal first-class mail on time.

What should we expect this year?

USPS leaders claim they are ready for the rush. But customers have reason to worry about slower — and more expensive — service. Continue reading

LDF and Public Citizen Reach Historic Settlement in Lawsuit Against U.S. Postal Service to Ensure Timely Delivery of Mailed Ballots

Read a PDF of our statement here.

On behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Public Citizen Litigation Group and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) announced today a settlement in the case NAACP v. United States Postal Service. The lawsuit, pending in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, was filed in the summer of 2020 to challenge U.S. Postal Service delivery delays and inadequate measures to ensure timely delivery of mail-in ballots. Continue reading

Former Dubuque Postal Worker Sentenced to Nearly Three Years in Federal Prison for Mail Theft

Responsible for stealing nearly $650,000 in checks from the mail in 2017 and 2018

A former postal employee who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of checks from the mail was sentenced today to more than two years in federal prison.

Amy Jurisic, age 38, currently of Carterville, Georgia, and previously from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 14, 2021 guilty plea to one count of mail theft.

Evidence at the sentencing hearing showed that Jurisic worked as a postal clerk for the Dubuque Post Office in 2017 and 2018.  Starting in June 2017 and lasting through at least October 2018, Jurisic stole over 60 pieces of mail.  Jurisic specifically stole mail that contained checks made out to a business located in Dubuque.  Evidence showed that she then gave the checks to an individual in Chicago who was part of a check-cashing operation.  The operation would change the names on the check and attempt to deposit the checks into various bank accounts.  Overall, Jurisic stole nearly $650,000 in checks.  Of that amount, approximately $62,000 was actually deposited into bank accounts.  Other checks were flagged as fraudulent and banks did not process the deposits.

Jurisic was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Jurisic was sentenced to 33 months’ imprisonment.  She was ordered to make $62,456.33 in restitution to victims.  She must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Jurisic was released on the bond previously set and is to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on a date yet to be set.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Morfitt and investigated by the United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General and the United States Postal Inspection Service.