Mail Carrier allegedly “voluntarily quit and deserted those commercial circulars” on several occasions before delivering them to postal patrons
July 8, 2011 – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced the filing today in U.S. District Court in Williamsport of an Information against a former employee of the United States Postal Service, who, during a three month period in 2010, on several occasions failed to deliver the mail entrusted to him.
According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Robert Hogan, age 40, formerly of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, is charged with allegedly failing to deliver or return to the post office at the conclusion of his route in Shamokin commercial circulars which several businesses paid to have delivered to postal patrons. These incidents occurred from July 2010 through September 2010. Hogan no longer is employed by the United States Postal Service.
If convicted of the offense, Hogan could be imprisoned for up to one (1) year and fined $25,000. An arraignment date will be set in the future by the district court.
The United States Postal Inspection Service investigated this case. Prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frederick E. Martin.
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