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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Contract Postal Worker Sentenced for Theft of Mail

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DAVID HENRY, age 31, of Covington, was sentenced today 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.  On April 23, 2014, HENRY, admitted to taking three cards that he believed to have contained cash.  HENRY also admitted to taking cash from the mail on three or four other occasions.

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced HENRY to three years probation and a $250.00 fine.

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 was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 29, 2015