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NEW ORLEANS POSTAL EMPLOYEE, CHANEL M. MCGINNIS, SENTENCED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF MAIL MATTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2013

CHANEL M. MCGINNIS, age 28, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to one year probation for embezzlement of mail matter by a postal employee, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.  McGINNIS was also ordered to pay $500 in restitution to the victim.

According to court documents, on or about February 7, 2011, MCGINNIS, while being an employee of the United States Postal Service, embezzled $450 in United States currency that was contained in a first class letter addressed to W.B., a resident of Metairie, Louisiana.  

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service - Office of Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Loan “Mimi” Nguyen.

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