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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Mail

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Michael Lamacchia, 48, of Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty to theft of mail before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross stated that the defendant, who worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, took a letter containing New York State Safety Inspection Certificate stickers and used the stickers on vehicles owned by him or members of his family. Lamacchia did so in order to avoid having the vehicles inspected or repaired to pass inspection.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of The United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Monica Weyler.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Wolford.

Updated July 8, 2015