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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Theft of Mail

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that BRIAN CARTER, age 41, of Kenner, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to stealing gift cards from the mail while delivering the mail on his postal route.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced CARTER to twelve months of probation and a $100 special assessment. Additionally, CARTER was ordered to pay $105 in restitution to the victims of the theft.

According to court documents, CARTER was employed as a Postal Carrier in Kenner.  A federal investigation revealed that in June and July 2013, CARTER stole first class mail containing various gift cards totaling $105 from his mail route.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General, in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharan Lieberman was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 28, 2016