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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Orleans Postal Employee, Chanel M. Mcginnis, Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement Of Mail Matter

CHANEL M. MCGINNIS, age 28, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to embezzlement of mail matter by a postal employee, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to court documents, on or about February 7, 2011, MCGINNIS, while being an employee of the United States Postal Service, embezzled $450 in United States currency that was contained in a first class letter addressed to W.B., a resident of Metairie, Louisiana.  

If convicted, MCGINNIS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is set for August 22, 2013.     

           
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service- Office of Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Loan “Mimi” Nguyen

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