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Postal Employee Charged With Removing Money From Envelope

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Andrew N. Galvan of Aliquippa, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of mail by a postal employee, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Galvan, 33, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or around March 8, 2011, Galvan, a postal employee at the Monaca Post Office, removed money from a first class envelope while delivering his route.

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 Lee J. Karl is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

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

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

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