Former Postal Inspector Sentenced To Prison for Perjury and Obstruction of Justice

BOSTON – A former United States Postal Inspection Service inspector was sentenced today in federal court for perjury and obstruction of justice. Joseph M. McGonagle, III, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Nathaniel M. Gorton to one year and one day in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release and a $4,000 […]

Postal Inspection Service renews violence-prevention efforts

The Postal Inspection Service’s Safe and Secure Initiative continues to educate employees on avoiding violence in the workplace. Postal Inspector Robert Diaz — the initiative’s program manager — said Inspectors will visit approximately 400 postal facilities over the next two months to address the issues of workplace violence, employee security and carrier safety. Inspectors will […]

EEO Complaint Alleges Postal Police Officers Denied USPS Paid Benefit Offered To Postal Inspectors

Did USPS properly addressed a Postal Police Officer’s class claim allegation that she was discriminated against because the USPS does not offer self-referral counseling to its Postal Police Officers? In a complaint dated June 22, 2008, a Postal Police Officer (PPO) in USPS’s Los Angeles Post Office in Pasadena, California maintained that she was subjected […]

Man Indicted on Charge Of Biting US Postal Inspector

ROCHESTER, N.Y.– (June 24, 2011) U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted Mark Joseph Rossel, 52, of Rush, New York, on a charge of assaulting a federal officer and inflicting bodily injury. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or […]

Postal Inspector, Paralegal Charged With Perjury and Obstruction Of Justice

Postal Inspector charged with perjury; allegedly lied about relationship with paralegal BOSTON, Mass. – A federal postal inspector and a former law firm paralegal have been charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. On May 10, 2011, JOSEPH M. McGONAGLE, III, 37, of Danvers and MELANIE M. ABBRUZZESE, 31, were charged in federal court in […]

U.S. Postal Inspection Service Awards AED Contract to Cardiac Science

Powerheart AEDs to be deployed nationwide BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cardiac Science Corporation, a global leader in automated external defibrillator (AED) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, has been awarded a contract to deploy Powerheart® AEDs at U.S. Postal Inspection Service sites across the nation. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is the primary […]

USPS Employee Alert: Report Mail From Yemen To Postal Inspectors

Due to recent events involving packages shipped from Yemen by private courier companies, the Postal Service has temporarily suspended acceptance of inbound international mail originating from that country. This service suspension has been issued in response to the potential threat posed by suspicious packages originating in Yemen. To ensure the safety and security of postal […]

Why OIG And Postal Inspectors Can’t Prosecute Postal Execs??

Confessions of a Former Postal Station Manager – Congressional Response by Guy Nohrenberg Surely your boss would never falsify or engage in fraud or schemes in order to get undeserved raises and bonuses. If they did, there is section of Federal Law called Title 18, which includes criminal penalties such as fines, and imprisonment of […]

Letter Carrier’s Creative Defense Fails To Overturn Mail Theft Conviction

California letter carrier Henry Lee Monday appealed his conviction for stealing $40  from a “test letter” planted by Postal Inspectors, claiming he wasn’t going to keep the money. Here are excerpts from the case: Henry Lee Monday appeals his conviction by a jury of violating 18 U.S.C. § 1709, which, in pertinent part, provides felony […]

U.S. Postal Inspection Service Launches Employee Security Initiative

Based on the commitment that no employee should have to work in an atmosphere of fear or intimidation, the Postal Service has a zero-tolerance policy for workplace violence. This applies regardless of where postal employees perform their duties. To renew this commitment to employees, USPS and the Postal Inspection Service have launched a security initiative […]