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Former Marblehead Postal Worker Sentenced for Conversion of Government Money

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

BOSTON – A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with two schemes to convert USPS funds.

Zeon Johnson, 28, of Saugus, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to time served (one day in prison) and two years of supervised release. Johnson was also ordered to pay $18,206 in restitution to USPS. On Sept. 6, 2023, Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of conversion of government money. 

Beginning in approximately August 2018, Johnson worked as a Sales and Service Distribution Associate for USPS at the Marblehead Post Office. As part of his job, Johnson sold stamps and processed money order transactions for USPS customers. From approximately July 2019 through June 2020, Johnson converted over $18,000 in USPS funds for personal use by stealing cash funds paid by customers for stamps and issuing USPS money orders payable to himself. 

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Office, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eugenia M. Carris and Elysa Wan of the Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated December 1, 2023

Public Corruption