Former Groton Postmaster Pleads Guilty To Stealing Government Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 2, 2020 BOSTON – A USPS employee pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to stealing approximately $7,000 in government money. Adam Lavertue, 37, of Dracut, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled…

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Groton Post Office Postmaster Charged with Stealing $7000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 9, 2019 BOSTON – A USPS employee was charged on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in federal court in Boston with stealing approximately $7,000 in government money. Adam Lavertue, 37, of Dracut, was indicted on one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records. According to the indictment,…

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New Jersey Local APWU Secretary-Treasurer Admits Embezzlement

DOJ Press Release – August 8, 2019 CAMDEN, N.J. – A former secretary-treasurer of a U.S. Postal Workers Union today admitted embezzling $34,500 of union funds, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Robert Peter, 58, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman in Camden federal court to an information charging him…

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DOJ Obtains $1.4B in Largest Opioid Drug Case Recovery in U.S. History

July 11, 2019 Global consumer goods conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB Group) has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to resolve its potential criminal and civil liability related to a federal investigation of the marketing of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. The resolution – the largest recovery by the United States in a case…

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Postal Uniform Maker Failed To Pay Employee Payroll Taxes, Sentenced To 2 Years In Federal Prison

Department of Justice Press Release – July 3, 2019 Fort Smith, AR – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Eric De Priest, age 47, of Marshall, Arkansas, was sentenced Monday to serve 24 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered…

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DOJ: Northrop Grumman Agrees to Pay $5.2 Million to Settle Allegations of False Labor Charges

The Justice Department announced today that Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) has agreed to pay $5.2 million to resolve its alleged False Claims Act liability for falsely billing labor under contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS). NGSC, which is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, provides information and technology services to commercial and government…

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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Threatening Letters, Some With Suspicious White Powder

Daniel Frisiello, 25, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of mailing a threat to injure the person of another and six counts of false information and hoaxes. U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton scheduled sentencing for Jan. 16, 2019. Frisiello was arrested and charged on March 1, 2018, and has been in home detention since….

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USPS OIG: Trucking Company and Its Principals Agree to Settle Civil False Claims Act Allegations

Beam Bros. Trucking Inc. (BBT), and its principals Gerald Beam and Garland Beam, have agreed to pay $1,025,000 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that BBT overcharged the U.S.Postal Service on contracts to transport mail. BBT is a trucking company located in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. USPS contracts with trucking companies, including BBT, to…

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