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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Postal Employee Charged With Misappropriation Of Postal Funds

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today Lori Haberle, age 45, of Kelayres, PA, has been charged in a one-count Indictment with misappropriation of Postal funds by a federal grand jury in Scranton. 

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, in January through March 2015,  Haberle, a Postal Service support employee, misappropriated postal funds at the Kelayres and Quakake Post Offices in Schuylkill County, resulting in a loss of at least $1,155 to the United States Postal Service.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the United States Postal Service.  Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Jr.

Haberle faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and fines totaling $250,000.    

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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Updated February 4, 2016