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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Possession of Stolen Mail

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOHN WAYNE THOMAS, age 36, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information for possession of stolen mail, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1708.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced THOMAS to 37 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

According to the Bill of Information, THOMAS was found in possession of mail matter that he had taken from a mail receptacle on or about May 23, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service and Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated October 6, 2016