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Postal workers accused of tampering with mail

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Posted: Dec 6, 2010 4:00 PM by Russell Jones
Source: Office of the Inspector General

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BATON ROUGE – Four postal workers have been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of tampering with the mail in their care.

All four are accused of opening, delaying or detaining mail that was intended to be delivered. If convicted they could face a five-year prison sentence, a $250,000 fine, or both per count.

“The American public has an expectation that their mail is going to be delivered on time and intact,” said Chris Cave with the Office of the Inspector General in a press release. “When a postal employee intentionally delays that mail or rifles it and removes contents, the Office of Inspector General quickly responds and investigates, as we have done here.”

Those indicted include:

  • 50-year-old Glenn T. Augillard of Baton Rouge was charged with five counts of unlawfully opening mail.
  • 50-year-old John A. Kemp of Ethel was charged with four counts of unlawfully delaying and detaining mail entrusted to him to be delivered.
  • 48-year-old Gwendolyn R. Meadows of St. Gabriel faces one count of unlawfully opening mail entrusted to her to be delivered.
  • 27-year-old Rebecca F. Sharp of Denham Springs was charged with one count of delaying and detaining mail entrusted to her to be delivered.

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