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7 postal workers charged in N.O.

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Posted: Jun 18, 2010 6:48 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: postal workers, New Orleans, stealing, illegal, discarding, mail

Seven postal workers have been charged in New Orleans with stealing or illegally discarding mail.

The charges announced Thursday against the seven individuals are contained in four separate indictments handed up by federal grand juries.

Mail theft charges were filed against 29-year-old Deshondra Simmons, of Houma; 37-year-old Tamara Bernard, of New Orleans; 29-year-old Dwight Walker, of New Orleans; 28-year-old Anthony Holcombe, of Covington; and 21-year-old Christopher Bourgeois, of New Orleans.

Twenty-four-year-old Tongia Lawson, of New Orleans, was charged with delay of mail for allegedly discarding 217 pieces of mail into a trash bin.

Twenty-five-year-old Stafford Carter Jr., of Harahan, was charged with obstructing the delivery of mail for allegedly failing to deliver three bundles of direct advertising mail.

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