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Investigative Press Release
Issuing Office: New Orleans LA
Category: Internal Mail Theft

Former Postal Employee Sentenced for Embezzling U.S. Mail

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that COI MORRIS (“MORRIS”), age 25, of New Orleans, La., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance, for stealing items from the mail he was entrusted to handle as a postal employee.

According to court documents, MORRIS was employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail handler at the processing center in New Orleans when he was apprehended stealing items from the mail.

MORRIS was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay restitution. MORRIS was also ordered to pay a mandatory special assessment fee of one hundred dollars.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Richard R. Pickens, II of the Financial Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.