Postal Worker Union Official Indicted On Bribery Charges

An official for the local American Postal Workers Union has been indicted in federal court in Washington on charges of bribing a government official to steer trucking business to his gas station and repair shop.In exchange for the government contracts, prosecutors said Kevin J. Basil handed the government official fast-food restaurant bags of cash, saying, “That’s your apple pie.”Basil, 40, of Brandywine, was indicted last week on a single count of bribery of a public official, a charge that carries a penalty of 15 years in prison if convicted. According to court documents, Basil was a truck driver for the U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Northeast Washington. He also was director of motor vehicle service for the American Postal Workers Union, Local 140, and half-owner of the Shell gas station at 7501 Allentown Road in Fort Washington.

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