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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Former Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Discarding 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 Jeffrey Wojcik, 36, of Cheektowaga, NY, pleaded guilty to obstruction of the mails before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr.  The charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth R. Moellering, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant, a former employee of the United States Postal Service, failed to deliver a bundle of mail that consisted of Bed Bath & Beyond advertisements. A concerned citizen who witnessed the incident reported it to the United States Postal Service, and the mail was recovered and delivered to its intended recipients.

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 August 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM before Judge Schroeder.

Updated May 13, 2015