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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Postal Worker Charged With Mail Theft

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BOSTON - A Taunton man was charged today in federal court with stealing mail.

Michael Gilman, 27, was charged with theft of mail. The indictment alleges that Gilman, an employee of the United States Postal Service in Brockton, stole letters while in his official capacity.

If convicted, Gilman faces up to five years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release and up to a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Rafael Medina, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris of Ortiz’s Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.