Nine Louisiana Postal Employees Accused of Conspiring To Steal Mail

Jim Letten, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced Friday the indictments of nine postal employees for conspiracy to steal from the United States Mail.

Among the indicted were:

52-year-old Timothy B. Dede
36-year-old Benson V. Dabney
53-year-old Clyde Lee Caston
33-year-old Louin Seabrook Jackson
44-year-old Kim Yvette Hester Martin
42-year-old Felicia Danielle Tanner
48-year-old Tyrone Lewis
43-year-old Tanya S. Payton-Lewis
47-year-old Anthony Martin

Dede and Dabney were also charged with a single count of theft by postal employees, Letten said.

The indictment alleges the nine postal workers conspired to buy, receive and/or unlawfully possess stolen mail.

If convicted, the defendants could each face a prison term of five years, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Dede and Dabney each face another five years in jail, along with a $250,000 fine, for the other charges.

source: WWL-TV