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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Canadian, Oklahoma Woman Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Embezzlement Of Mail

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that LEANDA JOANNE PRATHER, age 37, of Canadian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 3 years probation for EMBEZZLEMENT OF MAIL BY POSTAL EMPLOYEE, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709.

The Indictment alleged that between on or about August 2, 2016, to on or about December 20, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, a United States Postal Service employee, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully embezzle packages entrusted to her and which came into her possession to be conveyed by mail, located at the Eufaula Post Office, 131 W. Foley, Eufaula, Oklahoma, while performing her assigned duties as an employee of the United States Postal Service.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Consumer Protection
Public Corruption
Updated September 29, 2017