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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Former Carbondale Postal Carrier Pleads Guilty To Mail Theft

James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today, that Michelle L. Leggans, 36, of Murphysboro, Illinois, pled guilty in federal court to two counts of mail theft. Sentencing has been set for August 10, 2016. Leggans will face up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

During her plea hearing, Leggans admitted that while she was working as a postal mail carrier for the Carbondale Post Office in 2012, she stole two items of mail. One item was gift card from Kohl’s Department Store; the second item was a parcel from eBay.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William E. Coonan.

Updated April 28, 2016