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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Obstruction of Mail

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAKEVIN HART, age 31, of Marrero, Louisiana, was sentenced to a $100.00 fine and a $10.00 mandatory special assessment fee by United States District Court Judge Wendy B. Vitter.

According to court documents, HART was employed by the United States Postal Service as a City Carrier Associate and was assigned to work at Johnson Street Post Office, Metairie, Louisiana 70001. On or about July 1, 2021, HART knowingly and willfully did obstruct and retard the passage of the mail in that he unlawfully secreted, destroyed, detained, and delayed approximately 236 pieces of mail that were recovered from a dumpster in Metairie.

This case was investigated by special agents from the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (“USPS-OIG”).  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rachal Cassagne and David Berman.

Updated January 25, 2023