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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 13, 2016

Kenner Man Charged with Mail Theft

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ARTHUR RESPERT, age 25, of Kenner, was charged today in a three-count Indictment for theft of mail.

According to the Indictment, RESPERT was employed at Air General, Inc. and worked at the New Orleans International Airport.  From on or about October 24, 2014 to September 3, 2015, RESPERT stole letters and other packages addressed to individuals across the United States.

If convicted, RESPERT faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of up to three (3) years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment, as to each of the three counts of mail theft.

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

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

Updated May 13, 2016