FORMER POSTAL EMPLOYEE, MICHAEL ROIG, PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLEING MAIL
MICHAEL ROIG, age 36, a resident of Covington, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan to embezzlement of mail matter, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.
According to the factual basis, on May 15, 2012, while working as a United States Postal Service letter carrier at a Metairie post office, ROIG removed a package addressed to a Rouses Supermarket from a delivery bin. ROIG knew from the package’s appearance that it contained postage stamps. Postal Service agents confronted ROIG after he opened the package, which contained over $600 in stamps. ROIG admitted to the agents that he intended to take the stamps.
ROIG faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for December 4, 2013.
The matter was investigated by the United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chandra Menon.
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