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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 9, 2016

Postal Employee Arrested for Soliciting Bribes

McALLEN, Texas – A Mission man and employee of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been taken into custody on charges he accepted more than $1,000 in bribes, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Noe Olvera, 43, was arrested today upon his arrival at work at the USPS facility in McAllen. He is expected to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Peter E. Ormsby Monday morning.

A federal grand jury returned the indictment under seal Dec. 7, 2016, which was unsealed today upon his arrest.

The indictment charges Olvera with accepting a bribe on two separate occasions in October 2014 totaling $1,200. As a USPS employee, requesting and receiving these bribe payments are in violation of Olvera’s official duty. Olvera allegedly sought and accepted these bribes from another individual in exchange for providing lists of postal customer names and addresses.

The USPS – Office of Inspector General investigated the case with assistance from the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorneys David A. Lindenmuth and Roberto Lopez Jr. are prosecuting the case. 

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.

A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

Topic: 
Public Corruption
Updated December 9, 2016