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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 18, 2015

U.S. Attorney Notifies Manistique Residents Of Mail Destruction

          MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN —U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles announced the indictment of Sarah Jane Paradise, a former U.S. Postal Service City Carrier, on charges of delaying, detaining and destroying U.S. Mail entrusted to her for delivery in Manistique, Michigan.

          On the basis of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General, the indictment alleges that Paradise, who was employed as a USPS City Carrier in Manistique, Michigan, delayed, detained and destroyed Standard A Mail, which is bulk business mail, that she was supposed to deliver to residences on her route from March 2013 until early March 2014. Her route in Manistique, which USPS identifies internally as "City Route 1," covered hundreds of residences in the heart of Manistique.

PARTS OF MANISTIQUE, MICHIGAN WITHIN CITY ROUTE 1

Map Of Manistique, Michigan City Route 1

          If you believe you are a victim of this alleged crime, you will be able to obtain court notices relating to this case by checking: http://www.justice.gov/usao-wdmi/victim-and-witness-assistance-program/vw-large-cases/Paradise.

          The charges in an indictment are merely accusations, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated June 18, 2015