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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 22, 2013

New Orleans Postal Employee, Chanel M. Mcginnis, Sentenced For Embezzlement Of Mail Matter

CHANEL M. MCGINNIS, age 28, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to one year probation for embezzlement of mail matter by a postal employee, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.  McGINNIS was also ordered to pay $500 in restitution to the victim.

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.  

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.