Ex Postal Carrier Admits Burning 20 Tubs Of Mail
January 16, 2018
(ALEXANDRIA, LA.) -- In Louisiana an ex-postal worker is in hot water for generating some heat with the US mail.
United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook of the Western District of Louisiana announced that a former U.S. Postal employee from Pitkin, Louisiana pleaded guilty last Thursday to burning U.S. mail.
A lot of it.
Mark Wayne Thompson, 50, of Pitkin, La. pleaded guilty before a federal judge to one count of use of delay or destruction of mail by a postal employee.
According to the guilty plea, Thompson took mail from his rural postal route in Elmer, La., to his residence from December 1, 2016 to May 1, 2017 where he burned it.
He estimated that he burned at least 20 tubs of mail. The statement from the US Attorney's office did not say why Thompson burned the mail but a USA Today report said Thompson simply did not want to deliver it so he burned the mail.
Thompson faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set an April 6, 2018 sentencing date.