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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

New Orleans Woman Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Postal Worker

 U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ANITRA SMITH, age 37, a resident of New Orleans, pleaded guilty today to a one-count bill of information with assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a).

According to the bill of information, SMITH assaulted an employee of the U.S. Postal Service while that person was on duty. SMITH faces a maximum term of imprisonment of one year, a maximum fine of $100,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $25 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney J. Ryan McLaren is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 19, 2018