BOSTON - Federal charges against a former postal worker from Dorchester were unsealed today in U.S. District Court.
On July 30, James L. White, 38, was indicted for theft of mail by a postal employee. It is alleged that from July through November 2012, White, while working as a mail handler at the Boston General Mail Facility, stole GameFly video games from the mail. White was arrested today and his initial appearance is at 2 p.m.
The offense with which White is charged has a maximum penalty of five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Rafael Medina, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General for the Northeast Area Office, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris of Ortiz’s Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.