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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Postal Worker Indicted for Theft of Mail

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOHNNY BAHAM, age 53, of Mandeville, was indicted today for theft of mail.

According to the Indictment, BAHAM was employed as a contract letter carrier in Mandeville, Louisiana.  A federal investigation revealed that in December 2014, BAHAM stole first class mail containing two $75.00 Master Card gift cards from his mail route.

If convicted, BAHAM faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, followed by up to three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

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 Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General in investigating this matter.  Fraud Unit Chief, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 26, 2015