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Postal Employee Charged With Stealing Money From Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2011

ERIE, Pa. ‑ A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of theft of mail by postal employee, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Stanley J. Hurley, 55, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on or about April 21, 2010, Hurley, being a Postal Service employee, stole, abstracted and removed from a card which had been entrusted to him and had come into his possession intended to be conveyed by mail, two $20 bills.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment or information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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