USPS OIG: A Traffic Jam of Mail

April 5, 2021 While many of our audit reports are planned in advance, from time to time we respond to situations that require immediate response. Take, for example, the reports of mail delays and wait times up to 15 hours for truck drivers in Cleveland in December 2020. As discussed in our recently released Management…

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Cleveland Postal Service Manager accused of distribution of controlled substances and theft of mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 24, 2020 U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland has returned a six-count indictment charging Anthony Sharp, age 30, of South Euclid, Ohio, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, money laundering…

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Lawsuit seeks to nullify APWU Cleveland Local’s election of officers

On September 28, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, the Department filed suit against the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 72 (located in Cleveland, Ohio). The lawsuit seeks to nullify the union’s April 29, 2018 regular election of officers. The complaint alleges that the union…

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Youngstown mail-processing center still processing

Vacant USPS positions can now be filled after postponement of facilities consolidation By Kalea Hall – November 9, 2015 American Postal Workers Union Local 443 President Jim Varner remains optimistic about the Youngstown mail-processing center operations. The center, located at 99 S. Walnut St., was supposed to close in July, but the closure was postponed…

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Former Gates Mills postmaster charged with stealing more than $55,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2015 The former postmaster of the Gates Mills Post Office was charged today with theft of property used by the U.S. Postal Service, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Monica Weyler, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service —…

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Auto shop owner charged with bribing USPS official in exchange for government contract

By Eric Heisig – May 8, 2015 CLEVELAND, Ohio — The owner of a Cleveland auto repair shop was charged Friday with giving thousands of dollars in bribes to a then-U.S. Postal Service official in exchange for receiving a government contract. Andrew Maloney Jr., 37, of Bedford Heights, is accused of bribing Kevin Hood, who…

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Video: Closing of Youngstown mail processing center put on hold

By Greta Mittereder – May 5, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The United States Postal Service processing center in downtown Youngstown will remain open, at least for now. It was set to close in July, but that has been delayed and a new closure date has yet to be determined. Postal service officials stress that…

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