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Investigative News Releases

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Working with our Law Enforcement Partners

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.


Physician and Two Pharmacists Charged for $170M Fraud Scheme

Date Released: 09/26/2023
Category: Health Care Fraud

A 13-count indictment was unsealed today charging two pharmacists and a physician for their roles in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud, kickback, and money laundering scheme. The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) is investigating the case in cooperation with other government agencies.

Helena contract carrier sentenced for stealing mail on rural routes

Date Released: 09/25/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

HELENA — A carrier who delivered mail for the U.S. Postal Service was sentenced today after she admitted to stealing mail from her route in search of cash and gift cards from more than 90 victims, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation in collaboration with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

Former Postal Worker Charged With Stealing Checks from the U.S. Mail

Date Released: 09/22/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

WASHINGTON – Hachikosela Muchimba, 43, of Washington, D.C., was charged by criminal complaint with mail theft and bank fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Special Agent in Charge Imari Niles, of the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.

Union County Man Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for Role in Scheme to Steal Mail, Commit Credit Card Fraud, and Defraud United States

Date Released: 09/19/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to time already served – 14 months in prison – for his role in a scheme to receive stolen credit cards and pandemic relief debit cards sent through the mail, commit bank fraud, and defraud the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

Former U.S. Postal Service Employee in Chicago Admits Stealing Stimulus Checks From the Mail

Date Released: 09/18/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

CHICAGO — A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Chicago has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing government stimulus checks from the mail. The guilty plea was announced by Morris Pasqual, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Scott Pierce, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Great Lakes Area Field Office of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General; and J. Russell George, Inspector General of the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax...