OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
April 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wheeling Postal Employee Named in Federal Indictment
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 39 year old Wheeling, West Virginia, resident was named in a an Indictment returned on April 7, 2009, by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Wheeling, West Virginia.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that TERESA L. MAGERS, a postal employee, was named in a two-count Indictment. Count One of the Indictment alleges that MAGERS destroyed , delayed, and opened letters, postal cards, and mail which came into her possession as an employee of the Postal Service from March 18, 2008, to March 19, 2008, in Ohio County. Count Two of the Indictment alleges that MAGERS did steal mail from March 18, 2008, and March 19, 2008.
If convicted, MAGERS faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on each count of the Indictment.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General.
It should be noted that the charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and that each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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