Holdenville Man Pleads Guilty To Delay Or Destruction Of Mail By Postal Employee
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 MIKEL DWAYNE MEEK, age 48, of Holdenville, Oklahoma, pled guilty to DELAY OR DESTRUCTION OF MAIL BY POSTAL EMPLOYEE, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.
The Indictment alleged that on or about November 22, 2016 in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, a United States Postal Service employee, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully secrete, destroy, detain and 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 Service Office of Inspector General.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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. The defendant remains on release status pending a sentencing hearing.
Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton represented the United States.
Updated March 23, 2017