U.S. Postal Inspector Charged with Mail Theft, Obstruction of Justice, and Money Laundering

December 8, 2023 A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Louisiana returned an indictment yesterday charging a U.S. Postal Inspector with mail theft, obstruction of justice, and money laundering. According to the indictment, Michael Morse, 52, of Madisonville, Louisiana, served as a Postal Inspector in the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. In this role,…

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Former Indiana USPS Customer Service Manager Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Federal Prison for Mail Theft and Bank Fraud Conspiracy

August 23, 2023 INDIANAPOLIS- James Lancaster, 42, of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been sentenced to 40 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and mail theft. A co-conspirator, Jordan McPhearson, of Blue Island, Illinois was sentenced in 2022 to 42 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to…

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Postal Service reminds employees that federal anti-nepotism rules apply at USPS.

February 15, 2023 The Postal Service would like to remind employees that federal anti-nepotism rules apply at USPS. Employees are forbidden to directly or indirectly appoint, employ, promote or advance a relative. Advocating for such actions on behalf of a relative is also prohibited. A spouse, parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, first cousin, niece, nephew,…

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EEOC: Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal (Poster)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws that protect you from discrimination in employment. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against at work or in applying for a job, the EEOC may be able to help. See EEOC Poster – October 20, 2022 Source: U.S. EEOC

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APWU: Don’t Let the Postal Service check Your “Pulse!”

June 8, 2022 Starting June 14 through July 15 2022, the USPS is pushing its annual Postal Pulse Survey. The APWU leadership urges you to not let the Postal Service take your Pulse! Management surveys have been used as a weapon against the APWU during contract negotiations while not producing any real positive change for…

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Former USPS OIG Special Agent Guilty of Enticing Minor and Engaging in Sex Tourism in the Philippines

DOJ Press Release – May 23, 2022 East  St.  Louis, Ill.  –  A Cahokia, Illinois, man was found guilty as charged last week for Enticement of a Minor, Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, and Engaging in Illicit Sexual Conduct in a Foreign Place. Sentencing is set for August 24, 2022, in…

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DOJ: USPS Engineer Pleads Guilty to Taking Illegal Gratuities from Postal Service Contractor

May 4, 2022 DETROIT – Thomas Berlucchi, a Facilities Engineer for the United States Postal Service (USPS), pleaded guilty today to accepting over $6,500 in illegal gratuities from a USPS contractor announced United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison. Ison was joined in the announcement by Kenneth Cleevely, Special Agent in Charge of the Contract Fraud…

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