Embezzlement by NALC Branch officials in Michigan and Georgia

On August 31, 2020, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Kathryn A. Connelly, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 707 (located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.), was charged by information with one count of embezzlement and theft of union funds in the amount of $10,323,…

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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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USPS OIG Report of Investigation – Paterson, NJ, Post Office

On May 4, 2020, the OIG was informed that First-Class Mail, including but not limited to political mail and mail-in ballots, was misdelivered and left near cluster boxes at numerous apartment buildings in Paterson, NJ, on May 1, 2020. The investigation revealed through video surveillance, interviews and USPS database searches that on May 1, 2020,…

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Fall River Post Office Manager Indicted on Drug Charges

DOJ Press Release – August 7, 2020 BOSTON – A U.S. Postal employee was indicted yesterday in connection with stealing mail believed to contain controlled substances. Shawn M. Herron, 44, of Whitman, Mass., was indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and one count of theft of mail by…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamp and Cash Inventories in Chicago

Background This report presents the results of our audit of all stamp and cash inventories at six postal units in Chicago, IL. These offices were located in the Chicago District of the Great Lakes Area. We conducted this audit in response to concerns raised by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service of potentially lost stamps, cash,…

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Retired Postal Worker Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme

USPS OIG News Release – July 1, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A former employee of the United States Postal Service was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison for accepting bribes from business customers in exchange for falsely approving unpaid or underpaid bulk mail shipments, causing more than $11.7 million in total losses to…

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Former Secretary-Treasurer of APWU South Jersey Area Local sentenced for embezzlement

On June 17, 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden), Robert Peter, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 526 (located in Blackwood, N.J.), was sentenced to six months of home detention and three years of probation. Peter was also ordered to pay $34,500 in restitution…

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$10K Reward for info on burglary and vandalism of Michigan Post Office

June 10, 2020 Description During the morning hours of May 31, 2020, the United States Post Office located at 120 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI was damaged and burglarized during a period of civil unrest. The front window of the Post Office was shattered, and items were stolen from within. Miscellaneous Information The…

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