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Our special agents investigate nationwide internal crimes and fraud committed by postal employees and contractors as well as postal employee misconduct. We work with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and local prosecutors across the country to prosecute these crimes. 

In some instances, we uncover much larger criminal activity being carried out by multiple individuals and organizations. In many of these cases, we partner with other federal and local law enforcement agencies to identify and hold responsible those who take advantage of the public’s trust in our postal system.

Below are links to the most recent news releases about our work.


Four U.S. Postal Service Employees Indicted and Arrested for Delay of Election Mail

Date Released: 03/14/2024
Category: General Crimes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On March 7, 2024, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned four indictments charging four U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees assigned to the 65th Infantry Postal Office in San Juan, Puerto Rico with delay of mail, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tania Salas-De Jesús from the USPS-OIG are prosecuting the case.

Four South Florida Residents Charged with PPP and Mortgage Fraud

Date Released: 03/13/2024
Category: Financial Fraud

MIAMI –Raisha Kelly, Widny Thibaud, and Cortira Gray, and Ann Gilchrist, 55 of Miami, Florida have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud wire fraud in connection with their submission of false and fraudulent PPP loan applications. Kelly, Thibaud, Gray and Gilchrist conspired with themselves and others to submit PPP loan applications. In total, this conspiracy caused lenders to make $1.3 million in loans to the subjects. USPS OIG, Special Agent in Charge Amaleka McCall-Brathwaite

Postal Service Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mail

Date Released: 03/11/2024
Category: Internal Mail Theft

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TIMOTHY MCMILLAN, JR., pleaded guilty on March 5, 2024 to Theft of Mail by a Postal Service employee. The U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (“USPS-OIG”) received complaints regarding opened parcels that were delivered by the New Orleans Main Office Delivery Unit. On October 11, 2023, USPS-OIG Special Agents placed a greeting card containing $100 in mail to be processed and delivered by MCMILLAN while on his route.

Former Postal Employee Indicted for Delaying and Stealing U.S. Mail

Date Released: 03/11/2024
Category: Internal Mail Theft

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – RANDY BROWN, JR., was indicted on March 8, 2024 on four-counts including, unlawful delay of U.S. Mail matter by a postal employee. BROWN unlawfully secreted, detained, and delayed U.S. mail entrusted to him as a postal employee. BROWN faces up to 5 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General.

Orangeburg Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Postal Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

Date Released: 03/11/2024
Category: Narcotics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lemont Antwaun Darby, 37, of Orangeburg, was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Lemont Darby was a drug dealer who regularly received packages of marijuana through the U.S. Mail from California and elsewhere. Mjaan Roland, 31, of Chapin, was a city carrier with the Columbia Main Post Office and Dutch Fork Station. Investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General.