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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Customer Embezzles $33,072.68 From The United States Postal Service

Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced that JOHN GIBSON, III, age 37, of Oswego, N.Y., pled guilty today to the felony offense of Theft of Government Money, before the Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby in the United States District Court in Syracuse, New York. Sentencing for GIBSON is scheduled for October 9, 2013. As a result of the conviction, GIBSON is facing a term of imprisonment of up to ten years, supervised release of up to three years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a special assessment of $100.

GIBSON admitted that he purchased 91 postal money orders with checks drawn on closed checking accounts in the total amount of $33,072.68, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.

GIBSON’s prosecution is the result of a joint investigation by U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General. The investigation began in June 2012.

This prosecution was handled in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara B. Thomson.

Updated January 29, 2015