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    Three Postal Service workers were arrested on charges related to a $1.3 million fraud and identity theft scheme in which they allegedly swindled credit cards from mail they were delivering, according to the Justice Department. In addition to the three post office workers, six others were involved in the scheme and are facing various charges that could entail over 30 years behind bars, per the DOJ. The fraud machination took place in New York and New Jersey starting in 2018. WATCH: DERSHOWITZ SAYS NY AG JAMES SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM TRUMP FAMILY INVESTIGATION “These nine defendants, three of which are postal employees, sought to enrich themselves by stealing mail directly from hundreds of postal customers," U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector Daniel Brubaker declared. "They further compounded their crimes by committing identity theft against those customers to facilitate their elaborate scheme to defraud several national financial institutions," he added. Postal workers Nathanael Foucault, Johnathan Persaud, and Fabiola Mompoint were detained by authorities on Thursday alongside civilian Devon Richards. Five others involved in the ploy remained at...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., proposed a "progressive pen-pal program" in August 2020 to save the U.S. Postal Service — but eight months later, there's no sign of the program. "So one of the best ways to support the post office is to buy stamps," Ocasio-Cortez said in an Instagram video in 2020. "What do you all think, would you guys be down and excited if I set up a national progressive pen-pal program?" POSTAL SERVICE 'ELITE POLICE FORCE' MONITORS SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR POTENTIAL THREATS She said she would "do all the work of connecting you to somebody else," come up with "conversation prompts," and possibly a postcard format. Social media users were quick to mock Ocasio-Cortez's idea for various reasons, such as the environmental effect of encouraging people who are already using digital communication to use more paper. Ocasio-Cortez and some of her fellow Democrats reintroduced their Green New Deal legislation this week. Ocasio-Cortez does not appear to have brought her pen pal idea into fruition. A few months after she posed the question, the USPS reported its fiscal year 2020 results,...
    Highways that destroyed Black neighborhoods are crumbling. Some want to undo that legacy Stimulus checks, SSDI, SSI: Will you be eligible for a third payment, plus everything else to know © Image: Courtesy subject. Illustration: Chloe Krammel The Postal Service Just Rolled Out Its New Duck-Shaped Vehicles. Here's What Customers Think These funny-looking mail trucks may appear in your neighborhood starting 2023. Load Error The new U.S. Postal Service vehicles, which start delivering mail in 2023, will be boxy, and big-windowed and many of them will be electric. They'll also look like nothing you've ever seen, at least not in a mail truck. Their shape may remind you, instead, of Donald Duck's head. But while some find them funny and almost everyone finds them cute, those vehicles pack a serious technological punch and their surprising appearance will help save lives. They're a great example of what thoughtful design can do. USPS announced this week that it had awarded a 10-year contract to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense for 50,000 to 165,000 of these new mail trucks. It also released images...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The United States Postal Service has removed certain mailboxes in the Greater Los Angeles area as the city makes security preparations for the potential upcoming civil events. USPS blue collection boxes at select locations will be temporarily removed as a security measure to protect the mail and the public. Below is a full list of the boxes that will be removed: Los Angeles 250 E 1st Street 252 E 1st Street 330 E 2nd Street 328 E 1st Street Van Nuys 6200 Van Nuys Blvd. 6230 Van Nuys Blvd. 6300 Van Nuys Blvd. 6311 Van Nuys Blvd. 6551 Van Nuys Blvd. 14399 Delano St. Huntington Beach  316 OLIVE AVE Customers may find the nearest collection boxes in service or post office location on the USPS website at usps.com. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Customers may go online to usps.com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS for information about specific Post Offices.
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A darkweb cocaine and heroin trafficker has pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Aaron Brewer – a 39-year-old charged under Operation DisrupTor, a coordinated international effort to disrupt opioid trafficking on the Darknet – pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. “Drug traffickers often believe the anonymity of the darknet will shield them from criminal prosecution. This prosecution proves that’s not the case,” said U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox. “The Northern District of Texas is committed to finding and stopping dealers wherever they are – whether that’s on the streets or in the dark crevasses of the internet.” According to plea papers, Brewer admitted he created darkweb market vendor accounts in order to sell cocaine, heroin, and other controlled substances online. Brewer’s customers paid him in cryptocurrency, typically bitcoin, and frequently used aliases for shipping. After receiving payment, Mr. Brewer used the U.S. Mail and other shipping services to transmit controlled substances to customers in North Texas and across the country. “Stopping...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas man has pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy after being accused of trafficking cocaine and heroin on the darkweb, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Aaron Brewer, 39, of Corsicana was charged in September as result of an initiative by the Department of Justice known as Operation DisrupTor, which looked to stop drug trafficking through the darkweb. Brewer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. “Drug traffickers often believe the anonymity of the darknet will shield them from criminal prosecution. This prosecution proves that’s not the case,” said U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox. “The Northern District of Texas is committed to finding and stopping dealers wherever they are – whether that’s on the streets or in the dark crevasses of the internet.” Brewer admitted to creating darkweb vendor accounts to sell drugs such as cocaine and heroin, according to court documents. Officials said Brewer allegedly sold to customers in the North Texas area and throughout the U.S. and that he was paid in cryptocurrency. According to court documents, Brewer...
    DEERFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Residents in a Chicago suburb set up a condolence box at the police station to honor their mail carrier who recently died of COVID-19. Victor Fajardo was a letter carrier for more than 20 years and last worked in Deerfield. "It’s a really sobering reminder that nobody is immune to this, even if you’re healthy and you walk a five-hour route every day and people love you,” Cara McGowan told WBBM-TV. A box at the Deerfield police station allows people to drop off notes for Fajardo's family. A GoFundMe effort has raised more than $13,000 to help the family. Fajardo worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends, including the many people he worked with at the Postal Service," spokesman Tim Norman said. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, infectious diseases, business, public health, health, Postal Service, coronavirus, Illinois, lung disease
    "Real Time" host Bill Maher closed his show Friday night by urging Americans to refrain from using the U.S. Postal Service leading up to November's election so President Trump can't cheat his way to reelection. Maher began his closing monologue by claiming it never occurred to him that "f---ing with the mail" would be a way for Trump to "steal the election," but urged his viewers that they need to "fight back." "Since April, the president has launched a two-front campaign to the Postal Service. First, undermining trust in mail-in voting by calling it corrupt so later he can challenge any results he doesn't like. And then by undermining the Postal Service itself," Maher explained. "He wants it to fail. It has to fail for his scheme to work." BILL MAHER SAYS TRUMP, RNC LEFT HIM FEELING 'VERY NERVOUS' ABOUT BIDEN'S CHANCES "There's a never-ending well of creativity on the right to keep people from voting. And this is the latest dirty trick, but maybe there is something that we can do to fight back. If Trump is going to...
    'Actually youz guys yourselves said you didn't want your packages. Had nuttin to do with me.' No matter how many denials new Trump post office saboteur Louis DeJoy gives to Congress, Americans know whether or not their mail is being delivered on time. Whether it's needed medications, checks, parts necessary to keep a business up and running, or anything else, people notice when something they're expecting doesn't show up until days or weeks past the day they were expecting it. Now a new wrinkle is being added, with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) apparently gaslighting customers with claims that packages are being held up at their own request. The Washington Post brings us that story, with USPS sending notifications to customers informing them that their packages are being held in the post office "at the request of the customer," when the customers aren't requesting any such thing. Before anyone jumps to too many conclusions, this does not appear to be a real case of the USPS attempting to gaslight customers outright. Instead, it looks like a byproduct of a system that...
    New York (CNN Business)Delays in mail delivered by the United States Postal Service have impacted veterans waiting to receive their medication and threatened mail-in voting in November. They're also hurting America's small businesses.The Postal Service has tried to reduce costs in recent months with changes such as cutting staff hours and eliminating overtime pay. The moves have resulted in mail delays around the country. President Donald Trump has also said he opposes much-needed funding for the agency because he doesn't want to see it used for mail-in voting in the November elections.The delays have been devastating to small businesses that have come to rely on the post office to get their products to consumers. The Postal Service is the most commonly-used delivery carrier among businesses with fewer than five employees, according to the National Small Business Association, a trade group. A Postal Service Inspector General report in 2019, found that 70% of businesses with fewer than 10 employees said they had used the Postal Service in the prior six months.The postal delays have "made me question how I do business,"...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Residents throughout Southern California have reported an increase in delays from the U.S. Postal Service. “It is very frustrating. I don’t like getting calls from customers saying, ‘Where’s my merchandise,’ ” said Armano Perales who explained that he has received a lot of recent calls referencing delays in packages. Perales is a manager for Classic Lamp Parts in Long Beach, a wholesale distributor to the lighting industry across the U.S. Like so many other businesses and people, they’re experiencing problems with the USPS. “A customer notified us on Thursday that they got their package a week after they were shipped. It was supposed to be there in two days. Another customer says it’s been two weeks and still not delivered,” he said. “It’s affecting business.” Mail service has been disrupted across the country because of a number of reasons. The USPS had already been suffering financially for years. Then, it got another blow from the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the USPS is having to adjust to cost-cutting measures put in place by its new Postmaster General, along...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A recent internal memo from President Donald Trump’s newly-appointed U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy outlines some cost-cutting measures that he hopes will help pull the long cash-strapped agency out of the red. But local postal workers say customer service will suffer because of it. “We always have the mindset, get the mail out on time every day,” said Nick Casselli, American Postal Workers Union Local 89 president. The proposed changes include closing post offices during lunch. Right now, windows are staffed throughout the business day. Casselli said he believes it’s important for the hours to remain convenient for customers. “I’m on lunch, I want to do postal business, I go to my post office and now it is shut down, which has never ever happened in the past,” he said. “We’ve always been open our whole business day from 9 to 5.” DeJoy also plans to eliminate overtime. Postal workers say the agency is so short-staffed, they often need to work late to get people’s mail out on time. Casselli added customers will suffer the most when...
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