SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Tanner Brown, 25, of Cobleskill, New York, was sentenced today in federal court in Syracuse to 18 months of Probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, after previously pleading guilty to one felony count of delaying the mail, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), Northeast Area Field Office. Continue reading
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Russell Stanley III, age 40, of Bowie, Maryland, today to 11 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, and bribery of a government official. Continue reading
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Two St. Paul area men involved in a Twin Cities-based mail theft scheme have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the conspiracy. Continue reading
NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man admitted today to conspiring to commit bank fraud by soliciting U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees to steal check books from the mail and depositing fraudulent checks, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Continue reading
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge William Jung has sentenced Ariel Tillman (37, Tampa) to two years and eight months in federal prison for credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. As part of her sentence, the court also entered a money judgment of $225,271.04, the proceeds of the fraud. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — A Las Vegas resident was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for robbing two U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carriers while they were delivering the mail. Continue reading
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – An Ozark, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to assaulting a postal carrier who was delivering his mail. Continue reading
Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Austin M. Thomas, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for theft of mail by a postal employee. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Thomas to 5 years of probation. Thomas will be required to pay restitution.
In 2019, federal agents began investigating after opened mail was located in a blue postal collection box in east Omaha. Agents determined that the mail consisting largely of greeting cards had likely been deposited for collection in west Omaha before being stolen, opened, and dumped in east Omaha. A city employee doing landscaping later located several more bags of opened mail in a trashcan at Norwick Park and a citizen later located two more bags of mail in a trashcan at the same park. Agents were able to identify Thomas as their suspect by tracking a gift card stolen from one of the pieces of mail. Thomas was employed at the time as a Lead Sales and Services Associate for the United States Postal Service. When interviewed, Thomas admitted to stealing mail from the West Omaha Postal Station. Agents identified the senders of approximately 222 pieces of stolen mail and those citizens reported losses of approximately $5,829.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LACEY STEWART, age 35, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana pled guilty as charged to a one count Bill of Information on June 29, 2021. She was charged in 2021 by a Bill of Information with Mail Theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1708.