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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

 


June 29, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Wheeling Postal Employee Enters a Plea of Guilty
to Delay or Destruction of Mail by an Employee

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 39 year old Wheeling, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty today (June 29, 2009) in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that TERESA L. MAGERS, a postal employee, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with destroying, delaying and opening 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.

MAGERS, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General.