NEW ORLEANS POSTAL EMPLOYEE, CHANEL M. MCGINNIS, CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT OF MAIL MATTER
CHANEL M. MCGINNIS, age 28, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with embezzlement of mail matter by a postal employee, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.
According to court documents, it is alleged that on or about February 7, 2011, MCGINNIS, while being an employee of the United States Postal Service, did embezzle a first class letter addressed to W.B., a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, containing $450 in United States currency.
If convicted, MCGINNIS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $250,000., and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Boente 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 Loan “Mimi” Nguyen.
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