BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Sean Barrett, 30, of Sanborn, NY, who was convicted of delay or destruction of mail, was fined $600 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul E. Bonanno, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was employed as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier assigned to the Lewiston Post Office and responsible for mail deliveries in Lewiston and Youngstown, NY. On October 13, 2020, Barrett was to deliver 1,314 mail pieces, including 502 first class mailings, two certified mailings, and 794 standard mailings, for delivery in the Youngstown area. Instead of delivering those mail pieces, the defendant placed them in a wooded area off Pletcher Road in Youngstown.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kenneth Cleevely, Eastern Area Field Office, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Lewiston Police Department, under the direction of Chief Frank Previte.

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