U.S. Postal Service Supervisor Charged With Embezzling Mail
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hartford returned an indictment today charging EDWARD HOGAN, 37, of Waterbury, with one count of embezzlement of mail by a U.S. Postal Service employee.
According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from a federal investigation into the use of the mails to transport narcotics from Puerto Rico to the greater Waterbury area. On November 9, 2013, it is alleged that HOGAN, who was employed as a supervisor of customer service with the U.S. Postal Service, intercepted a package containing cocaine that was delivered to the Waterbury Main Post Office on Grand Street, and then took the package to his home.
If convicted of the charge of embezzlement of mail by a U.S. Postal Employee, HOGAN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.
HOGAN has been released on a $150,000 bond since his arrest on November 9, 2013.
U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher M. Mattei.
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