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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Postal Customer Sentenced For Embezzling $33,072.68 From The United States Postal Service

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced that JOHN GIBSON, III, age 38, of Oswego, N.Y. was sentenced today before the Honorable Glenn T. Suddaby in the United States District Court in Syracuse, New York.

GIBSON was sentenced to 3 years probation in connection with his plea to Theft of Government Property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641. Additionally, GIBSON was ordered to pay $33,072.68 in restitution; was ordered to serve 6 months of home detention and two months of weekend incarceration; ordered to perform 100 hours of community service; and pay a special assessment of $100.

On June 4, 2013, GIBSON admitted that from June 2012 through August 2012, he purchased 91 postal money orders using 42 checks drawn on closed checking accounts in the total amount of $33,072.68.

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

Updated January 29, 2015