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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Fulton County Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mail in Albany

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Otilio Millan III, age 33, of Broadalbin, New York, pled guilty today to stealing gift cards and cash from mailed packages while employed as a clerk for the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Area for the USPS Office of the Inspector General.

In pleading guilty, Millan admitted that from December 2020 to November 2021, he opened mailed packages in order to steal gift cards and cash, while working at several Post Offices in Albany, including the Terminal Street Station and the Stuyvesant Plaza Station.

Millan, who pled guilty to mail theft, faces up to 5 years in prison when Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn sentences him on September 8, 2022.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.  Millan has also agreed to pay restitution.

This case was investigated by the USPS Office of the Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Updated May 5, 2022