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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.


Carnegie Resident Sentenced to 11 Years of Imprisonment for Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

Date Released: 05/03/2023
Category: Narcotics

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Carnegie, Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to 11 years of imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release on his conviction for violating federal narcotics laws. The Drug Enforcement Administration led the multi-agency investigation with the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General and other agencies.

Los Angeles Case Part of Largest International Operation Against Darknet Trafficking of Fentanyl and Opioids

Date Released: 05/02/2023
Category: Narcotics

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, and its Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (JCODE) team and international partners, today announced the results of Operation SpecTor, which included 288 arrests. The USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG) among other agencies investigated the case.

Essex County Man Sentenced to 82 Months in Prison for Using Credit Cards Stolen from U.S. Mail to Defraud Banks and Commit Identity Theft

Date Released: 04/28/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 82 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $330,391 in restitution for his role in scheming with at least one U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee and others to steal credit cards from the mail and then steal victims’ identities in order to use the stolen cards to make hundreds of thousands of dollars of retail and online purchases. Dashaun Brown, 29, of Newark, was convicted on April 22, 2022, o...

Physician and pharmacy settle claims for unnecessary medications

Date Released: 04/24/2023
Category: Health Care Fraud

HOUSTON – A 61-year-old doctor and a compounding pharmacy he operates paid the United States $7.9m to resolve claims they improperly billed the Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (DOL-OWCP). Hamdani. Dr. Ajay Kumar Aggarwal and Medley Compounding Pharmacy LLC knowingly and willfully submitted, or caused the submission of, false claims to DOL-OWCP. Special Agent in Charge Jonathan Ulrich, U.S. Postal Service - Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation.

Former Postal Service Mail Carrier Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Stealing from Her Mail Route Debit Cards Containing Public Benefits

Date Released: 04/24/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

LOS ANGELES – A former United States Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier was sentenced today to 15 months in federal prison for her role in a scheme that defrauded banks out of more than $200,000 via the theft of debit cards containing unemployment insurance and other benefits from her mail route and giving them to a co-schemer in exchange for cash payments and gifts. United States Postal Service Office, of Inspector General investigated this matter.