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Sacramento Woman Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison for a Scheme to Steal Mail Using Fraudulent Vacation Holds and Address Change Forms
February 23, 2018
Hutchins Man Arrested for the Murder of a U.S. Postal Service Employee
February 22, 2018
Justice Department Coordinates Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep of More Than 250 Defendants
February 22, 2018
Five Members of International Organized Criminal Enterprise Indicted in More Than $9.5 Million Counterfeit Documents Fraud Scheme
January 25, 2018
Baltimore Man Pleads to Forcible Assault on Employee and Brandishing a Firearm
January 23, 2018
Two Marijuana Dealers Sentenced
January 19, 2018
104 Individuals Indicted For Drug Trafficking
January 18, 2018
Multi-State Crystal Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization Shutdown; Five Ringleaders Arrested

January 17, 2018
Former Chief Financial Officer at Publicly Traded Company Charged with Accounting and Securities Fraud Scheme

December 20, 2017
Charlotte-Area Hip-Hop Group Indicted on Fraud Charges

December 20, 2017
AARP and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Team Up for ‘Operation Protect Veterans’

December 20, 2017
Upstate Residence Plead Guilty to Mail Theft Conspiracy
December 15, 2017
Six Detroit Police Department Officers Charged with Extortion
December 13, 2017
Former UVA Football Player Sentenced to 40 Years for $10 Million Fraud
December 7, 2017
Chapel Hill Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding UNC Newman Center Catholic Student Parish to Fraud Lavish Lifestyle
December 4, 2017
Sisters Who Defrauded Postal Service Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison
November 28, 2017
Two Men Found Guilty of Racketeering Conspiracy in Payday Lending Case
November 27, 2018
District Court Enters Permanent Injunctions Shutting Down Two Groups of International Defendants Responsible for Multi-Million Dollar Mail Fraud Schemes

November 21, 2017
Belen Man Sentenced to Six Years for Conviction on Federal Conspiracy, Fraud, Identity Theft and Theft of Mail Charges  
November 21, 2017
Postal Inspectors offering mailing tips to secure your holiday shipments.
November 22, 2017
Five Individuals Charged in Foreign Bribery Scheme involving Rolls-Royce Plc and it's U.S. Subsidiary 
November 7, 2017
Charlotte Man Sentenced to More than Five Years on Bank Conspiracy and Aggravated Identity Theft Charges
September 17, 2017
Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining more than 8,000 Hydrocodone Pills 
October 10, 2017
Orange County Man Sentenced to over Eight Years for Taking $2.2 Million from Distressed Homeowners in Bogus Loan Modification Scheme
October 2, 2017
Former Treasury Specialist Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing from her Employer
September 28, 2017
Former Treasurer of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Indicted for Embezzling more than $110,000
September 26, 2017
Newport Family Members Sentenced in Illegal Steroid Conspiracy
September 22, 2017
Charlotte Jeweler Indicted on Fraud Charges in Connection with $3.5M Investment Scheme
September 21, 2017
Lansdale Man Stole Identity Of Deceased Child For 20 Years: Officials
September 11, 2017
Ex-Lawmaker Led Multimillion Dollar 'End of World' Coin Scheme
September 6, 2017
Former UVA Football Player Convicted of $10 Million Fraud
August 24, 2017
Greer Man Sentenced to 82 Months on Child Porn Charges
August 14, 2017
Murrieta Man Sentenced to 17 years in Federal Prison for Enticing Girl to Take Pictures while Engaged in Sexually Explicit Acts

August 1, 2017
U.S. Attorney Announces $1.95 Million Settlement to Resolve Claims for Unpaid Postage

July 6, 2017
Charlotte Man Sentenced More than 7.5 Years in Connection with Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme
May 11, 2017
Former Dance Moms Star Sentenced to Prison, Fined for Hiding Assets and Illegally Transporting Foreign Currency Into the U.S.

May 9, 2017
Tennessee Family Convicted of Decade-Long Gold and Silver Ponzi Scheme

May 4, 2017
Eight Members and Associates Of Violent Narcotics Trafficking Organization Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Six Murders And Racketeering Offenses

May 2, 2017
Final Defendants Sentenced to Federal Prison for Roles in California-to-West Virginia Drug Conspiracy
April 19, 2017
Franklin County Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography Involving an Infant and Toddler 
April 13, 2017
Former Charlotte-Area Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty to Mail Theft in Connection with Jamaican-Based Lottery Fraud Scheme
April 3, 2017
Canadian Man Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Targeting U.S. Lawyers
March 30, 2017
Missouri Man Indicted for $12 Million Tax Refund Fraud, Voter Fraud, Illegal Reentry and Felon in Possession of Firearm
March 29, 2017

Former Chainman of the Board of Payroll Service Company Sentenced for 30 months of Conspiracy
March 27, 2017
Former Vice President of National Construction Company Pleads Guilty of Stealing Over $4.5 Million From Employer
March 24, 2017
Forsyth Co. Man Sentenced to Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana through the U.S. Mail and Postal Robbery Charges 
March 23, 2017
Jamaican Man Indicated on "Sweetstakes Fraud" Charges Targeting Senior Citizens
March 22, 2017

Windsor Woman Charged with Mail and Wire Fraud
March 22, 2017
Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced To 24 Years In Prison
February 28, 2017
Three Arrested in San Antonio Charged in Connection with Shooting of U.S. Mail Carrier

February 15, 2017
Donnie Marks Sentenced for Role in Fortune Telling Scheme
February 10, 2017
Three Nigerian Nationals from South Africa Convicted in International Cyber Financial Fraud Scheme
February 2017
Three Individuals Arrested and Charged in South Dakota Fraudulent Medical Device Scheme
January 31, 2017
Postal Inspectors Seeking to Identify Two Suspects in DC Letter Carrier Assault and Theft of Mail
January 26, 2017
Colin Chisholm Pleads Guilty of Stealing More than $2 Million from Investors in Television Network Startup
January 25, 2017
Fugitive Arrested In $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scam
January 23, 2017
Owners of West L.A. Pharmacy Found Guilty in Sweeping Scheme to Illegally Distribute Prescription Narcotics
January 23, 2017
Fountain Inn Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges
January 19, 2017
Area Man Sentenced on Mailing Threatening Communications
January 17, 2017
Rolls-Royce plc Agrees to Pay $170 Million Criminal Penalty to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Case
January 17, 2017
Former Greenville Postmaster Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Conspiracy
January 12, 2017
Two New York Salesmen Sentenced to prison for Fraudulently Selling Vending Machine Businesses  
January 6, 2017
Founder of Fake Prison Charity sentenced for stealing Prisoner Identities, Claiming Millions of Dollars in false Tax Refunds
January 5, 2017
Roanoke Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charge William Morgan Sr. to Spend Time in Federal Prison
January 4, 2017
Jamaican National Arrested in Connection with Fraudulent Lottery Scheme Based in Jamaica
December 15, 2016
Owner of Costa Rican Call Center and Participants in Scam Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Sweepstakes Fraud Schemes Targeting Elderly
December 13, 2016
St. Robert Woman Sentenced for Nigerian Fraud Scheme, Cheated Thousands of Victims December 2, 2016
Triad Residents Sentenced on Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Charges
December 1, 2016
Bowman Man Sentenced for Importing "Molly" from China
November 23, 2016
Four California Residents Sentenced in Scheme to Defraud Consumers Through Debit Relief Firms 

November 14, 2016
Former KC Postal Carrier Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute PCP Through the Mail November 14, 2016
Former Weston Man Pleads Guilty to $2.25 Million Internet Steroids Distribution
November 7, 2016
Doylestown Man Charged with Financial Fraud 
November 4, 2016
Orlando Gas Station Owner Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Postal Money Orders
November 3, 2016
North Carolina Businessman Pleads Guilty to Misappropriating Approximately $2.9 Million in Funds from NFL Players
October 31, 2016
Cedar Rapids Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Elderly Couple Out of More than $100,000  
October 25, 2016
Romania Extradites Alleged Leader of "ItalianMafiaBrussels" Drug Trafficking Organization to Colorado for Prosecution 
October 17, 2016
Lanham Man Sentenced to Over Seven Years in Federal Prison for Bank Fraud Conspiracy
October 17, 2016
Woman Formally Residing in Maryland Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering in Connection with International Lottery Fraud Scheme
October 17, 2016
Knoxville Resident Sentenced to Serve 37 Months in Prison Fraud and Money Laundering 
October 12, 2016
Member of $1.5 Million Fraudulent Check Cashing Scheme Sentenced to Over Five Years in Federal Prison  
October 12, 2016
Hazleton Man Pleads Guilty to Pill Distribution Conspiracy
October 5, 2016

Justice Department and Law Enforcement Partners Announce Civil and Criminal Actions to Dismantle Global Network of Mass Mailing Fraud Schemes Targeting Elderly and Vulnerable Victims
September 28, 2016
Atlanta Man Sentenced for Stolen Treasury Check Scheme
January 15, 2016 


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Two guilty pleas from California and New Jersey residents on charges including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Peruvian call center operator guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud
Peruvian resident lied to and threatened Spanish-speaking victims in the United States, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Louisiana residents sentenced in stolen identity tax fraud scheme
Defendants conspired to prepare and file false income tax returns using stolen identities to claim large tax refunds which were sent via the U.S. Mail.
New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Ethylone Drug Charge
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31 Charged With Drug Trafficking, Firearms And Money Laundering Offenses
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Two Sentenced to Federal Prison for $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
Northern District of Georgia
Texas Man Lands in Federal Prison for Stealing Mail
Middle District of Pennsylvania
West Virginia man sentenced to five years for mailing threatening letters
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Louisiana man sentenced to 30 years for producing child pornography
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First Jamaican Extradited to U.S. for Lottery Scheme Pleads Guilty
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Man Sentenced for Debt-Elimination Scheme Affecting 2,900 Victims
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Midlothian Man Pleads Guilty to Steroid Distribution Conspiracy
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Postal Worker Convicted in Massive Stolen Tax-Refund Fraud
Southern District of Texas
Bucks County Man Sentenced For Child Exploitation
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Charleston man pleads to defrauding timeshare owners
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Former inmate sentenced to four years for mailing threatening communications to judge
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Two Charged With Using Phony Concert Promotions to Scam Investors
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Employee Charged With Defrauding Hospital System of Nearly $10M in False Invoicing
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Former Employee Convicted in Scheme to Defraud Garden Ridge
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Man Convicted in Million-Dollar Scheme Targeting Dozens of Elderly Victims
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Fire Dispatcher Sentenced to 25 Months in Prison for Child Exploitation
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Man Sentenced to 21 Years for International Child Exploitation Enterprise
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Doctor and Pharmacist Charged Distributing 1.6 Million Doses of Oxycodone
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Navasota Woman Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft
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