Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Mail Theft From Kenner Post Office

Published 8:55 am Sunday, August 28, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOSHUA ADAMS, age 30, from Slidell, Louisiana, pled guilty on August 24, 2022 after being charged in a one count bill of information with Mail Theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1708.

The bill of information charged ADAMS with stealing an Express Mail Package from the North Kenner Postal Station on December 31, 2020. In papers signed in open court, ADAMS admitted to stealing the package from a secured steel cage in the post office and hiding it under his shirt when he exited the building to the parking lot.

ADAMS faces up to five (5) years incarceration, up to a $250,000 fine, restitution, up to three (3) years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. Sentencing is set for November 30, 2022 before U.S. District Judge Lance Africk.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service in investigating the matter. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Carter K.D. Guice Jr.