Court Orders Former Postmaster to Pay over $350K for Defrauding USPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Court Orders Former Postmaster to Pay $353,441.42 for Defrauding the United States Postal Service A man from Arlington, South Dakota, has been ordered to pay $353,441.42 to the United States for defrauding the United States Postal Service. As postmaster from 2010 until 2015, Craig Christeson devised a scheme…

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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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Postal Bulletin Highlights National Consumer Protection Week: Operation Protect Veterans

This year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) runs from March 4–10, 2018, and the focus is on veterans. The United States Postal Inspection Service® and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Fraud Watch Network have jointly launched Operation Protect Veterans — a national campaign to warn those who have served in the military about…

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Senator McCaskill Seeks Answers on USPS Funded TV Crime Drama

Senator requests details from USPS about their sponsorship of the weekly Saturday morning TV show, ‘The Inspectors’ Press Release – December 14, 2017 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is demanding to know how and why the United States Postal Service (USPS) sponsors a weekly TV show on CBS. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver…

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USPS OIG Report: HCR Contracting Practices and Conflicts of Interest

Objective Our objective was to determine if the U.S. Postal Service’s Highway Contract Route (HCR) contracting practices, including avoidance of conflicts of interest, are in compliance with Postal Service policies and procedures and in line with industry practices. What the OIG Found We found that the Postal Service’s HCR contracting practices were not always in…

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SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Former Brokers Targeting Federal Retirees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington D.C., July 31, 2017— The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four former Atlanta-area brokers with fraudulently inducing federal employees to roll over holdings from their federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) retirement accounts into higher-fee, variable annuity products. The SEC’s enforcement action comes at a time when the agency has been…

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For second time this year, OPM warns of scam targeting federal annuitants

By Nicole Ogrysko – June 19, 2017 The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal employees of a second scam this year. This time, the scheme is an “aggressive marking push” by companies offering cash payments in exchange for all or part of beneficiaries’ annuity payments. These companies are offering cash payments typically worth less…

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Postal workers receive back pay, managers fired

By Jeremy M. Lazarus – January 5-7, 2017 Dozens of current and former Richmond mail carriers have received extra payments during the holidays from the U.S. Postal Service, the service has confirmed. The payments are the latest fallout from a scandal at the Main Post Office on Brook Road that involved supervisors altering carrier time…

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