States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|April 13, 2010||
FORMER USPS EMPLOYEE WHO REMOVED ITEMS FROM MAIL IS SENTENCED
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LUIS H. SERVAN, 44, of Stamford, was sentenced today by United States Magistrate Judge Joan G. Margolis in New Haven to two years of probation for removing items from the mail while he was an employee of the United States Postal Service. Judge Margolis also ordered SERVAN to pay a fine in the amount of $500. On December 18, 2009, SERVAN pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of the United States Mail.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between July 2009 and September 2009, SERVAN, while employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Stamford, removed various items from mail that came across his mail station, including a Mercedes Benz key, a Spirit of ‘76 coin with a chain, and a 1976 Nevada American Revolution Bicentennial Medallion. The total value of the items taken was approximately $280.
SERVAN is no longer employed by the United States Postal Service.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Richard J. Schechter.
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