USPS: Inspection Service site offers info

The Postal Inspection Service has introduced a website that outlines the law enforcement agency’s efforts to protect the integrity of election-related mail. The website, located at uspis.gov/election-mail-security, provides overviews of mail security initiatives — including government partnerships, digital security measures and process improvements — as well as tips for voters. Like the USPS website for…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service Confidential Funds Program

Objective Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s oversight of the Confidential Funds Program (CFP) during fiscal years (FY) 2018 and 2019. The Postal Inspection Service established the CFP as an investigative tool to assist postal inspectors and spent about $495,000 on the CFP in FYs 2018 and 2019. These confidential funds…

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Envelope Containing Ricin Addressed to POTUS Intercepted

A letter addressed to President Donald Trump that was intercepted before it reached the White House tested positive for the deadly poison ricin earlier this week, law enforcement officials said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Saturday afternoon they are investigating “a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility” alongside its partners at…

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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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Postal Inspectors Arrest Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon and Three Others on Federal Fraud Charges

Leaders Of ‘We Build The Wall’ Online Fundraising Campaign Charged With Defrauding Hundreds Of Thousands Of Donors Postal Inspectors along with Special Agents of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York investigated BRIAN KOLFAGE, STEPHEN BANNON, ANDREW BADOLATO, and TIMOTHY SHEA for their alleged roles in defrauding hundreds of thousands…

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Postal Inspection Service’s milestone celebrated

The Postal Inspection Service has released a video to celebrate the organization’s 245th birthday. “The United States Postal Inspection Service: A Look Back at the First 245 Years of America’s First and Oldest Law Enforcement Agency” explores the organization’s colorful history, which began when Benjamin Franklin, America’s first Postmaster General, hired William Goddard. On Aug….

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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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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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