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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 19, 2014

Former Hanover Post Office Employee Charged for Mail Theft

BOSTON – Amber Lopresti, 28, of Taunton, was indicted for embezzling the U.S. mail and stealing the contents of the U.S. mail while she was an employee of the United States Postal Service in Hanover.

The charging statutes provide a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.   Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Rafael Medina, Special Agent In Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office; and Hanover Police Chief Walter Sweeney, made the announcement today.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.

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Updated December 19, 2014