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Jeanette Postal Employee Charged With Workmen's Comp Fraud, Lying to Postal Personnel

September 27 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Greensburg, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of workmen's compensation fraud and false statements, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment named Jeffrey Allen Gogets, 50, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Gogets was a supervisor at the Jeanette Post Office.  He alleged that he was assaulted and robbed at the Post Office.  He applied for and received worker's compensation.  Gogets allegedly staged the assault and made misrepresentations to Post Office personnel.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service 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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