USPS OIG Report: U.S. Postal Inspection Service Washington Division

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Inspection Service, Washington Division, implemented effective controls for case management, accountable property, and training. Based on a fiscal year (FY) 2020 risk analysis of closed, jacketed cases, case workhour data, the number of hotline referrals, and National Compliance Review occurrences, we selected the Washington Division for…

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USPS: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week begins April 18

The U.S. Office for Victims of Crime has chosen April 18-24 for this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. An informational kit including a poster, brochures and counter card display was shipped to more than 11,000 Post Offices last month and should already be on display. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has brought with it an…

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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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Mail safety – Remember: Package, People, Plan

The Postal Service wants employees to remain vigilant about mail safety. If you encounter a suspicious mailpiece, remember the three Ps: • Package. Don’t bag it, containerize it or send it to another location. Leave it where it is and isolate the area. • People. Clear people from the area and immediately notify a supervisor….

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USPS: ‘Smishing’ brings email phishing to phones

The Postal Inspection Service has a message for consumers: Don’t become a “smishing” victim. The law enforcement agency is warning the public about the scam — short for SMS phishing — in which fraudsters impersonate banks, credit card companies and even the Postal Service in text messages to lure recipients into divulging personal financial data….

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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Shooting Postal Worker

Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault of a Federal Employee and Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence December 21, 2020 Memphis, TN – Bernard Jones, 35, has pled guilty to aggravated assault of a federal employee and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney…

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Tallahassee Man Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Assaulting Mail Carrier

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Darius Lee Allen, 26, of Tallahassee, Florida, was sentenced yesterday to 24 months’ imprisonment for assaulting a United States Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier with a firearm. Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence. As part of his official duties, a USPS mail carrier was…

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Federal court denies Postal Police Officers Association’s request for a preliminary injunction

November 24, 2020 WASHINGTON — A federal court in Washington denied the Postal Police Officers Association’s request for a preliminary injunction in its case accusing the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy of exceeding the agency’s authority by restricting the officers’ law enforcement jurisdiction to Postal Service property. MEMORANDUM OPINION This case is…

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