Pennsylvania Postal Worker Indicted On Charges Of Obstructing and Delaying Mail

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Grand Jury in Scranton has indicted Denise Miller, age 49, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, on two counts of intentionally obstructing and delaying mail coming into her possession as a postal employee in May 2010.

According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the charges provide for a maximum sentence of five and a half years and up to $250,000 in fines. Miller, a mail carrier at the Clarks Summit Post Office, was suspended from her duties pending the investigation which was conducted by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General.

Prosecution of the case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.

An Indictment or Information is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Grand Jury and/or United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant has pled guilty to the charges

source: U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Pennsylvania