Contractor charged with bribery of postal manager
A contractor for the U.S. Postal Service’s Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Cleveland was charged with bribing a public official, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Monica Weyler, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General Eastern Area Field Office.
Andrew Maloney, Jr., 37, of Bedford Heights, was charged by criminal information with a single count of bribery of a public official.
The information charges that Maloney received a contract for vehicle maintenance and repair with the Postal Service Vehicle Maintenance Facility at 1801 Broadway Avenue in Cleveland. The information alleges that the Facility’s manager, Kevin R. Hood, used his position to extort cash bribes and vehicle repair services from Maloney in exchange for work under the contract. According to the information, Maloney made cash payments and provided free services to Hood between May 2011 and December 2013 to secure and maintain the contract.
A charge is not evidence of guilt. A 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 review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Antoinette T. Bacon and Miranda E. Dugi following an investigation by special agents of the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.