DOJ charges mail carrier for dumping mail and ballots in New Jersey dumpsters - CNNPolitics

  

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Via:  jbb  •  2 weeks ago  •  4 comments

By:   Paul P. Murphy (CNN)

DOJ charges mail carrier for dumping mail and ballots in New Jersey dumpsters - CNNPolitics
The Department of Justice has charged a mail carrier for dumping mail, including ballots, in two dumpsters in New Jersey.

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(CNN)The Department of Justice has charged a mail carrier for dumping mail, including ballots, in two dumpsters in New Jersey.

According to a DOJ statement, 26-year-old Nicholas Beauchene was arrested and charged with one count of delay of mail and one of obstruction of mail. If found guilty of both charges, he faces up to five years and six months in prison and a $255,000 fine. Court documents say that Beauchene has worked for the Postal Service since July. He's accused of dumping 1,875 pieces of mail in two dumpsters, one in North Arlington and the other in West Orange. Mail, which included ballots, found dumped in a North Arlington, New Jersey dumpster. The mail in the North Arlington dumpster contained 98 general election ballots; mail found in the West Orange dumpster had one general election ballot. All of the mail, according to the DOJ, was eventually delivered. Postal investigators believe he dumped the mail on two different days, from two different mail routes. Read More Howard Dinger, a North Arlington resident, told CNN he found the mail sitting in a North Arlington dumpster, wrapped with rubber bands on Friday. He discovered it while throwing out his own trash. Dinger said he immediately called the police. Beauchene will have his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon at a federal court in Newark, the Justice Department said. CNN has reached out to Beauchene for comment. The New Jersey State Association of Letter Carriers union had no comment.


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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

"And now, the rest of the story" - Paul Harvey...

 
 
 
Split Personality
2  Split Personality    2 weeks ago

They have to deliver all of their mail by a certain time.

My carrier's return time is 5PM but he always works until all of his mail is finished, even if it's unpaid overtime.

There are many, many easy days when they are not busy until 5PM

They are not supposed to bring undelivered mail back to the PO

Obviously this guy didn't want to work OT without pay,

now it's going to cost him for a long time.

 
 
 
Ronin2
2.1  Ronin2  replied to  Split Personality @2    2 weeks ago

Only 5 years and 6 months- at the max? 

Considering that credit card companies, banks, and utilities (not to mention the ballots) wouldn't be forgiving of their customers late or failed payments- he is getting off lite.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1    2 weeks ago

Do you have $255,000. laying around for the possible fine, lol, I don't...

Just getting a lawyer is going to be in the tens of thousands.

 
 
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