DOJ: Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Robbing U.S. Postal Workers

DOJ News Release – September 8, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that James Chandler, 55, of Philadelphia, PA entered a plea of guilty before United States District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick to two counts of robbery of a postal employee and one count of kidnapping. In February 2021,…

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USPIS: Can I send live ammunition through the mail?

Think it’s OK to mail ammunition? Watch this video before you head to the Post Office. AMMUNITION Small arms ammunition is categorized as explosive materials by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Ammunition that is designed to be fired from a pistol, revolver, rifle, or shotgun, as well as associated primers and blank cartridges (including those…

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USPS OIG: Fighting Opportunistic Crime

USPS OIG Blog – June 28, 2021 As the nation struggled with containing the fast-paced coronavirus outbreak, instances of pandemic-related mail theft and mail fraud were also spreading. Indeed, over the course of a year, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) received 339,747 complaints of mail fraud and mail theft, leading the agency to open…

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Station Manager Pleads Guilty To Stealing Over $90K In Cash And Stamps From USPS

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Lisa Mesler, 55, of Niagara Falls, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to theft of government money. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Assistant…

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Former Secretary-Treasurer of APWU Oklahoma Local pleads guilty to theft of $95,100

On March 24, 2021, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Brenda G. Walters, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Muskogee Area Local 7 (located in Muskogee, Okla.), pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $95,100, in violation of 29 U.S.C….

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USPS OIG Report on Postal Employee’s allegations of voter fraud

Report Issued February 26, 2021 This investigation was initiated based on a Postal Service employee’s allegations of voter fraud in a video released by James O’Keefe and Project Veritas. In the video, the employee alleges that he overheard a Postmaster and a Supervisor discussing the backdating ballots so that ballots received on November 4, 2020,…

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DOJ: Philadelphia Man Charged With Kidnapping and Robbery of Postal Workers

DOJ Press Release – February 26, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that James Chandler, 54, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested and charged by Indictment with two counts of robbery of a United States Postal Service employee, and one count of kidnapping. The defendant made his initial appearance in federal…

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APWU: Fake OIG Letter

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:04 PM Subject: Fake OIG Letter Sisters and Brothers, Please take a look at the attached document. One of our members received this letter in the mail indicating they were the target of an OIG investigation. It had the employee’s name, EIN, and location of work…

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