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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Marion County man admits to taking mail, ordered to pay back victim

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Mitchell Jay Haught, of Fairmont, West Virginia, has admitted to obstructing mail, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Haught, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Obstruction of Mails.” Haught admitted to taking a $500 Visa gift card after it was deposited for mail and before it was delivered to its intended recipient. The crime occurred January 27, 2017 in Marion County.

Haught was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to pay $500 in restitution. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated June 26, 2018