HARAHAN WOMAN CHARGED WITH MISAPPROPRIATION OF POSTAL FUNDS
MARY MADER, age 48, a resident of Harahan, LA, was charged today in a one-count bill of information with misappropriation of postal funds relating to the U. S. Postal Service, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the bill of information, from approximately July 1, 2008 through July 14, 2010, while employed as a U. S. Postal Service employee, MADER converted to her own use, approximately $114,363.25 which came into her control during the performance of her duties.
If convicted, MADER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a $250,000.00 fine, and three (3) years of supervised release.
U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Sharan E. Lieberman.
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