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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Revere Man Charged with Stealing from the Postal Service

BOSTON – A mail theft charge against a longtime United States Postal Service employee was unsealed yesterday in U.S. District Court.

Carmelo J. Santisi, 47, was arrested yesterday after being charged with stealing cash and gift cards from the mail.

Santisi faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000 and a special assessment of $100.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Carmen M. Ortiz and Eileen Neff, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Area Field Office of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, made the announcement today.  The Revere Police Department assisted with the case.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David G. Tobin of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.  

The details contained in the charging document are allegations.  The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in the court of law.

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Updated July 21, 2015