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Federal Indictment Charges Letter Carrier For Dumping U.S. Mail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal criminal indictment charging Marlin D. Haley, 22, of Charlotte, with two counts of destroying and delaying U.S. mail was returned by a federal grand jury on Thursday, April 23, 2015, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  Haley was arrested this morning and had his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer.

Paul Bowman, Area Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General joins Acting U.S. Attorney Rose in making today’s announcement.

According to the criminal indictment and court proceedings, on two separate occasions on March 22, 2015 and April 6, 2015, in Mecklenburg County, Haley unlawfully did and attempted to secret, destroy, delay and open U.S. Mail entrusted to him for delivery.  The indictment alleges that Haley dumped the mail instead of delivering it to the addressed recipients.

Haley faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 for each count.

The charges contained in these indictments are allegations.  The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by USPS, Office of the Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Smith is prosecuting the case.

Updated April 29, 2015