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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Oneida County Man Charged With Obstructing The Mail

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announces that MICHAEL OLIVER, 34, of Waterville, New York, has been charged with two counts of obstructing the United States mail, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1701. The two-count Information filed by the United States Attorney’s Office charges Mr. Oliver, a former letter carrier, with obstructing and retarding the passage of mail by opening mail addressed to others and retaining the contents of that mail. If convicted, Mr. Oliver faces up to six months in prison.

An investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service is ongoing. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael F. Perry.

For additional information, contact Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John G. Duncan at 315- 448-0672.

The charges and allegations announced today are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 29, 2015