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Former USPS Employee Indicted for Stealing Contents of U.S. Mail

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On November 2, 2023, SONIA MILLER, age 53, a resident of New Orleans, was charged in a three-count indictment for theft of mail by a postal employee, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709 and delay or destruction of mail, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.  For each count, she faces up to 5 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

According to the indictment, on or about March 14, 2023, and April 11, 2023, MILLER opened and removed the contents of several parcels of mail entrusted to her as a postal carrier. 

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Mary Katherine Kaufman of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attoney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated November 6, 2023

Public Corruption