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Post Office Employee Charged with Violating Postal Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2012

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

The one-count indictment named John P. Orloff, 57, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, while working as an employee of the United States Postal Service, Orloff used a government issued credit card for his own personal use.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 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 is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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