Pennsylvania Postmaster Relief Found Guilty Of Misappropriating $2,600 In USPS Funds

PITTSBURGH, Pa – After a non-jury trial tried before Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Terri Oddo was found guilty of one count of misappropriation of postal funds, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Oddo, 43, of East Brady, Pennsylvania, was tried in Pittsburgh.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull, who prosecuted the case, the evidence presented at trial established that Oddo was a postal employee at the East Brady, Pa., Post Office who embezzled $2,650.77 in postal service funds.

Judge Cohill scheduled sentencing for April 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of one year in prison, a fine of $100,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offense and the  criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, Oddo remains free on bond.

The United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Terri Oddo.

source: USDOJ: US Attorney’s Office – Western District of Pennsylvania.

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