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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.


Two Arrested for Armed Robberies of Postal Workers

Date Released: 05/11/2023
Category: General Crimes

BOSTON – Two Massachusetts individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with the armed robberies of United States Postal Service (USPS) letter carriers that took place on Nov. 29, 2022 in Mattapan, Mass., and Dec. 16, 2022 in Hyde Park, Mass. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.

Former Buffalo County Post Office Employee Sentenced to Probation for Misappropriation of Postal Funds

Date Released: 05/10/2023
Category: Financial Fraud

MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Megan Torrez, 45, Alma, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 3-years of federal probation for misappropriation of postal funds. The charge against Torrez was the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

Former Postal Worker Convicted of Mail Fraud

Date Released: 05/10/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

Salt Lake City, Utah – A federal jury convicted a Salt Lake City woman and former Express Mail Clerk with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for delaying and destroying immigration mail that was intended for delivery. The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG), is investigating the case.

Meriden Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine through the Mail

Date Released: 05/10/2023
Category: Narcotics

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BIMAEL ACEVEDO-ROMAN, 29, of Meriden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine into Connecticut. The USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) and other agencies investigated the case.

Three Brothers Convicted of Multi-District Scheme to Defraud the United States Postal Service, UPS and Citizens Bank

Date Released: 05/09/2023
Category: Financial Fraud

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that three brothers, were convicted today at trial of mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering conspiracy charges arising from their scheme to defraud and obtain money from the United States Postal Service, UPS and Citizens Bank. The USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) among other agencies investigated the case.