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BOSTON, MA - A Stoughton man was sentenced today in federal district court in Boston for assaulting a federal employee.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Robert Bethel, Inspector in Charge of the United States Postal Inspection Service, announced today that WAYNE JORDAN, age 31, of Stoughton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro to six and one half months imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, including six months home confinement for assaulting a federal employee. JORDAN pled guilty to one count of assaulting a federal employee on September 24, 2009.

On March 18, 2009, JORDAN, a former employee of the Hanover Post Office, attacked a co-worker without any provocation. JORDAN grabbed the co-worker and shoved him against a wall, asking “Do you think I’m afraid of you?” Co-workers struggled to separate the men, even spraying dog repellant in JORDAN’s face, but it took several minutes to free the victim from JORDAN’s grip. JORDAN later stated that the situation “could have been a lot worse” and that he could have “slaughtered everyone in here, they’re a bunch of old men. I wish it was worse then I probably would feel better.” The victim was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and Hanover Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shelby Wright and David S. Schumacher of Ortiz’s Health Care Fraud Unit.


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