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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Theft

 

          ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that Jeremy Lieberman, 34, of Rochester, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa to theft while working as a Postal Employee.  The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that Lieberman stole diamonds and other valuables while he was employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail handler at the Rochester Logistics and Distribution Center. Between January 2013 and May 2013, the defendant Lieberman abused his position to steal approximately $128,000 worth of diamonds, coins, gold, jewelry and other items.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Robert Lapina.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 4, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. before Judge Siragusa.