Last year, PostalReporter reported that Three Ohio Postal Workers Charged With OWCP Fraud. Since the release of this news item at least one Postal Worker has been exonerated of all charges.
The news release from the U.S. Attorney, Northern Ohio District last year stated:
A thirteen-count indictment was returned against Marlise Y. Taylor, age 43, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, charging her with four counts of Mail Fraud, six counts of Making Fraudulent Statements to Obtain Federal Employee Compensation, and three counts of False Statements. The indictment alleges that between April 28, 2006, and May 11, 2007, Taylor, a Supervisor of Distribution Operations, submitted false claims forms to the U.S. Department of Labor in which she failed to reveal her ability to work and her true medical condition resulting in the U.S. Department of Labor issuing worker’s compensation checks in the total aggregate amount of $39,490.45.
Well according to Marlise Taylor:
Although innocent until proven guilty, my name and the particulars of the allegations against me were reported as if I were already a criminal. I gave 21 years of my life and my tax dollars to the U. S. Postal Service only to be targeted by the postal service’s National Reassessment Plan (NRP) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) strictly based on my disability, as have many other postal workers, on a national level, who became injured during the course of their employment.
I would like to inform you that on 8/2/2010, the federal prosecutor dismissed all thirteen federal charges against me. The reason they were dismissed is for lack of sufficient evidence because the Special Agent of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in my case, ___________, withheld exculpatory evidence that would have exonerated me from the very beginning had he reported the whole truth instead of his contrived misrepresentations. And, it is my speculation, that he also withheld the same evidence from the Grand Jury in order to obtain an indictment against me. In my case, it appears that Special Agent _______ has stolen from the taxpayers, and not me. Attached is a copy of my dismissal of the charges.
Below is a copy of the court order dismissing all charges against Marlise Taylor: