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BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Percy Jackson, 29, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to theft of mail by a postal employee before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Maura K. O’Donnell, who is handling the case, stated that in the spring of 2017, while working as a mail processing clerk at the United States Postal Service Buffalo Processing & Distribution Center, the defendant rifled through mail he was entrusted to sort. Jackson opened envelopes intended to be delivered via U.S. mail, and removed gift cards and cash totaling $460.
The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Monica Weyler, Eastern Area Field Office, Philadelphia, PA.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Vilardo.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of New York