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Antlers Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement Of Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that ROBIN CHRISTINA COVERT, a/k/a Robin Christina Sossamon, age 32, of Antlers, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Embezzlement Of Mail By Postal Employee, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709.

Charges arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The defendant was indicted in July, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 13, 2013 in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, a United States Postal Service Highway Contract Carrier, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully embezzle a package entrusted to her and which came into her possession to be conveyed by mail, to wit: a package addressed to “Joy Smith”, while performing her assigned duties as a Highway Contract Carrier.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is up to 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

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