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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rochester Mail Handler Sentenced for Stealing Mail

 

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that former United States Postal Service employee Jeremy Lieberman, 35, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of stealing from the mails, was sentenced to five years probation, to include 10 months of confinement at a community confinement center.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that while working as a mail handler, Lieberman stole diamonds and other valuable items from the mails. Between January 2013 and May 2013, the defendant stole more than $128,000 worth of jewels and valuables, which he later sold at area pawn shops to finance an addiction to prescription opiates.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Eastern Area Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Monica Weyler.
Updated November 24, 2014