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Postal Service Contract Driver Charged with Stealing Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Washington, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of Theft of Mail, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on Feb. 12, named John Marianov, 57, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Marianov was employed as a highway route contract driver for the United States Postal Service. From May 2012 ,through December 2012, while Marianov was working as a contract driver, he stole greeting cards and letters containing cash, checks, money orders, gift cards and opera tickets from mail that was routed through the Washington, Pa., post office. The total value of the stolen items was over $4,000.

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 Tonya Sulia Goodman 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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