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Durant Man Pleads Guilty To Destruction Of Mail

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

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that SHAWN JUSTIN FISCHER, age 36, of Durant, Oklahoma, pled guilty to DELAY OR DESTRUCTION OF MAIL BY POSTAL EMPLOYEE, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 20, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, a United States Postal Service employee, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully open a package entrusted to him and which came into his possession to be conveyed by mail while performing his assigned duties as an employee of the United States Postal Service.

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

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

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

Updated July 28, 2017

Labor & Employment
Public Corruption