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

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Former Postal Employee Sentenced For Obstruction Of The Mails

CONTACT:     Barbara Burns
PHONE:        (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jennifer Paonessa, 33, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of obstruction of the mails, was fined $250.00 by U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth R. Moellering, who handled the case, stated that the defendant, a former employee of the United States Postal Service, delayed or failed to deliver mail matter entrusted to her for delivery. The defendant took at least 15 Victoria Secret coupons and used them for her own benefit.

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

Updated March 18, 2015