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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 27, 2014

Former Postal Worker Sentenced For Mail Theft

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BOSTON – A former mail sorter, who last year pleaded guilty to stealing mail, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court.

Michael Gilman, 27, of Taunton, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to one year of probation and ordered to pay $789 in restitution. In April 2013, Gilman pleaded guilty to theft of mail.

Gilman, a mail sorter for the U.S. Postal Service in Brockton, had opened greeting cards, stealing their contents over a two-month period. The senders of these cards included parents, grandparents and friends, whose intended recipients never received their gifts and greeting cards. Gilman’s theft resulted in monetary loss to 20 victims.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Rafael Medina, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris of Ortiz’s Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.

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Updated December 15, 2014