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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mailman Sentenced for Throwing Away Mail

Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that an Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for one count of obstruction of mail.

Alfonso Pitpit, 36, of Anchorage, pled guilty and was sentenced yesterday by United States Magistrate Judge Deborah Smith to one year of probation and a fine of $1,000.

Pitpit was an employee of the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier at the Russian Jack facility in Anchorage.  On October 4, 2014, a witness observed Pitpit empty two trays of first class mail into two different garbage cans along his mail route.  The witness notified the Post Office and the mail was recovered and delivered.  Pitpit admitted that he threw the mail away.

Magistrate Judge Smith noted the importance of reliable mail delivery and the need to deter others from cutting corners as Pitpit had done.

Ms. Loeffler commends the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General for the investigation of this case.
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Updated February 3, 2015