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Postal Employee Charged with Theft of Mail

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans, announced that HAROLD SAINTES, JR. age 52, of Franklin, Louisiana was charged on August 23, 2021 in a one count Bill of Information with Theft of Mail.

According to court documents, the Office of Inspector General for the United States Postal Service initiated an investigation into SAINTES and determined that he was stealing packages from the Loranger Post Office from September 1, 2019 through October 19, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans reiterated that a Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, SAINTES faces a maximum penalty of five (5) years imprisonment, followed by up to three (3) years of supervised release, up to a $250,000 fine, and a mandatory $100.00 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the U.S Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Julia K. Evans is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated August 24, 2021