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Former Postal Employee Pleads Guilty to Delay of U.S. Mail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MILES J. DUPERON, age 29, of Slidell, pled guilty on December 14, 2021 to one count of delay of U.S. Mail matter by postal employee, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ' 1703(a).

According to the bill of information, on or about July 2019 through January 21, 2020, MILES J. DUPERON unlawfully delayed U.S. mail, which was intended to be conveyed by mail.

MILES J. DUPERON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a fine of up to $250,000.00 or the greater of twice the gross gain to defendant or loss to victim, up to three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

U.S. District Judge Greg G. Guidry has set sentencing for March 22, 2022.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 15, 2021