United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Fresno Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Commit Postal Crimes
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Monday, June 25, 2012
Docket #: 1:11-cr-00380-AWI
FRESNO, Calif. — New Kee Xiong, 30, of Fresno, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to two years in prison to be followed by three years supervised release for conspiring to commit postal crimes.
According to court documents, Xiong conspired with two other individuals to steal mail from community mailbox units in the Fresno area. He also admitted to conspiring to possess counterfeit postal keys and to possess stolen U.S. mail from more than 50 victims. In addition, New Kee Xiong admitted to opening a bank account at the Educational Employee Credit Union and depositing at least $21,623 in fraudulent checks into that account.
On May 21, 2012, co-conspirator Jerry Jay Her was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for his participation in the conspiracy. Co-conspirator Darren Russell Huffman is scheduled to be sentenced on August 20, 2012.
This case is the product of an investigation by United States Postal Inspection Service, Fresno Police Department, and the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Grant B. Rabenn and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Wallace J. Lee are prosecuting the case.