The office U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York issued the following press release:
Feb. 17, 2010
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Glen J. Helmer, 40, of Waterloo, New York, who, in November 2009, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of delay or destruction of mail by a United States Postal Service employee, was sentenced yesterday to 3 years probation and $5,000 restitution by United States District Judge David. G. Larimer, U.S. Attorney Kathleen M. Mehltretter of the Western District of New York announced.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa J. Miller, who handled the case, stated that in August 2008, agents from the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General received information that the defendant, a rural route carrier for the United States Postal Service, failed to deliver business and political mailings to the residences on his route. The defendant will be required to pay restitution to the entities and individuals who paid for the business and political mailings.
The sentence was the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General under the direction of Northeast Area Special Agent in Charge Jane Hughes and Northeast Area Deputy Special Agent in Charge Mark Niro .