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Press Release

Postal Worker Sentenced for Theft of Mail

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that O’NEIL EDWARDS, age 27, of New Orleans, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to theft of mail matter by a postal employee.

U.S. District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced EDWARDS to one year of probation to include three months of home confinement.  EDWARDS was also ordered to pay $200 dollars in restitution and a fine of $1000. 

According to court records, in or about December 2013, EDWARDS, a United States Postal employee, stole two $100 gift cards from mail sent from Las Vegas, Nevada to Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

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 G. Dall Kammer was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 4, 2016