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Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Mail Theft

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

Contact: Steve Young

A former postal services employee who stole mail pled guilty January 23, 2015, in federal court in Sioux City.

Danny D. Miller, 55, from Ventura, Iowa, was convicted of theft of mail by a postal services employee.

At the plea hearing, Miller admitted that from about May 2013 through July 2014, while serving as the Postmaster for Forest City, Iowa, he opened mail, specifically pain medication parcels from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs addressed to a Forest City, military veteran.  Miller further admitted to stealing the contents of the packages, namely Oxycodone.    

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Miller remains free on bond previously set pending sentencing.  Miller faces a possible maximum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and up to one year of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Bowers and was investigated by U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. 

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 14-3051.

Updated February 19, 2015