U.S. Attorney Announces $1.95 Million Settlement to Resolve Claims for Unpaid Postage
DENVER -- Bob Troyer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, today announced that AtLast Holdings, Inc. has paid $1,950,000 to settle allegations that the corporation and its parent company Newgistics, Inc. failed to pay proper postage to the United States Postal Service (USPS).
The settlement announced today resolves a long-running investigation into AtLast, a provider of mailing and logistics services. The investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service determined that AtLast had underreported the size and weight of packages it shipped through the USPS. The United States contends that as a result of these misrepresentations, AtLast paid less in postage than was actually due to the Postal Service.
“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service did a fantastic job investigating this case,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer. “Never a great idea to try to trick those guys.”
“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is committed to protecting the U.S. Postal Service, and will vigorously pursue those who attempt to circumvent paying the USPS the full price due for its products and services,” said Craig Goldberg, Inspector in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Denver, Colorado. “The Postal Inspection Service appreciates the strong stance the United States Attorney’s Office has taken against those who seek to take advantage of the U.S. Postal Service.”
The claims settled by this agreement are allegations. In entering into this civil settlement, AtLast and Newgistics did not admit liability.
The United States Attorney’s Office thanks the United States Postal Inspection Service for the work that made this recovery possible. The United States was represented in this matter by Assistant United States Attorney Jasand Mock of the District of Colorado.