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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kenner Postal Worker Charged with Theft of Mail and Delay of Mail

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that BRIAN CARTER, age 40, of Kenner, was charged today in a four-count Indictment, specifically,  two counts of theft of mail by a postal employee and two counts of opening mail in his possession without authorization.

According to the Indictment, on or about June 15, 2013, CARTER, a United States Postal employee, stole two gift cards from the mail, each in the amount of $50.00.

The Indictment also alleges that on August 7, 2013, CARTER, while on his postal route in Kenner, opened one greeting card and removed cash from another.

If convicted, CARTER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, followed by three years of supervised release, a maximum fine of $250,000, and restitution, as to each count.

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the 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 the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General for investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharan E. Lieberman is in charge of the prosecution.

Brian Carter Indictment.pdf (140.33 KB)

Updated September 1, 2015