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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Contract Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Mail

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DAVID HENRY, age 31, of Covington, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment for theft of mail.

According to court records, as a result of multiple complaints of missing mail from highway contract route No. 76 (“Route 76”) in Mandeville,  the Office of Inspector General for the United States Postal Service (“Postal OIG”) initiated an investigation into Route 76 in an effort to determine the cause of the lost mail.  HENRY admitted to taking three cards on April 23, 2014 that he believed to have contained cash.  HENRY also admitted to taking cash from the mail on three or four other occasions.

HENRY faces a maximum of 5 years’ incarceration.  U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for April 29, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General in investigating this matter.  Fraud Unit Chief, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated September 2, 2015