JOEL RAYMOND POLASKI PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION OF STOLEN MAIL
JOEL RAYMOND POLASKI, age 49, a resident of Thibodaux, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to possession of stolen mail, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.
According to court documents, POLASKI, a highway contract route driver, was employed by Advantage Equipment, LLC, a company contracted by the U.S. Postal Service to transport mail matter. POLASKI possessed several parcels belonging to others that he had stolen from the Gray, Louisiana post office.
POLASKI faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for August 28, 2013.
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Loan “Mimi” Nguyen.
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