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Investigative Press Release

Postal Worker Charged with Obstruction of Mail

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – Kevin Hart, age 31, a resident of Marrero, Louisiana, was charged on July 12, 2022 in a one-count bill of information with obstruction of mail, announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, Hart was employed by the United States Postal Service as a City Carrier Associate and was assigned to work at the Johnson Street Post Office in  Metairie, Louisiana, 70001. On or about July 1, 2021, Hart knowingly and willfully did obstruct and retard the passage of the mail in that he unlawfully secreted, destroyed, detained, and delayed approximately 236 pieces of mail that were recovered from a dumpster in Metairie.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General in investigating this matter. Assistant U. S. Attorney Rachal Cassagne is in charge of the prosecution.