New Orleans postal worker indicted for theft of mail

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NEW ORLEANS, (BRPROUD)- On Thursday, Dec. 16 the U.S Department of Justice District Court Judge for Eastern District of Louisiana Attorney Duane A. Evans announces the verdict of 29-year-old, Devonte Richard who was charges with theft of mail by a postal service employee.

If convicted, Richards faces a $250,000 fine; a maximum penalty of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

According to plead documents on Nov. 14, 2019— Richards removed a package that was supposed to be delivered but instead it was taken into her procession, while performing assigned duties as an employee of the United States Postal Service.

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