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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 26, 2015

Rochester Man Charged With Assaulting Mail Carrier, Brandishing Firearm

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


ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Orlando Justice, 27, of Rochester, NY, with assaulting a U.S. Postal Service employee with a dangerous weapon, and brandishing a firearm to commit the assault. The charges carry a minimum sentence of seven years in prison, a maximum of life, and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, the defendant assaulted a Postal Service mail carrier while he was engaged in his official duties delivering mail in Rochester. During the assault, Justice brandished a firearm.

The indictment is the culmination of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Shelly Binkowski.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated January 27, 2015