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CLEVELAND - A federal grand jury has returned a two-count indictment charging Brandon Monteal Williams, 32, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with theft of mail by a postal employee and misappropriation of postal funds.
According to the indictment, from January to March 2022, Williams, a former mail processing clerk with the United States Postal Service and assigned to the Brooklyn, Ohio, branch, allegedly stole numerous parcels from the U.S. mail, including 10 cell phones and five pairs of high-valued sneakers totaling over $8,700.
Additionally, the indictment alleges that Williams stole not more than $1,000 in money and property from the Postal Service while employed with the agency.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offenses and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum; in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Isabella.