Newark man admits carjacking and assaulting USPS employee

NEWARK, NJ — On Jan. 13, Wallace Johnson, 32, of Newark, admitted assaulting and carjacking at knifepoint a U.S. Postal Service employee, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced. Johnson pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with carjacking and assaulting a federal employee. According […]

Postmasters recommend mailing holiday care packages early to military

NORTHERN NJ — Serving our country far from home, few things can do more to brighten the holiday spirits of military and diplomatic personnel than receiving greeting cards and care packages from family, friends and neighbors. Northern New Jersey Postmasters urge residents to ship as early as possible to Army / Air Post Office, Fleet […]

14 charged with scheming to defraud banks, people

NEWARK, NJ — Fourteen people have been charged with scheming to defraud banks and individuals with counterfeit economic stimulus checks purportedly issued by the Treasury Department pursuant to the CARES Act, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Oct. 23. Charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit bank fraud are Justin Ezeiruaku, 23, of Berlin, N.J.; Torri […]

Newark man charged with fraud regarding unemployment benefits

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man made his initial court appearance on Oct. 21 on charges of engaging in fraud by illegally obtaining unemployment insurance benefits, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jefferson Robert, 30, was arrested Oct. 20 by inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and special agents of the U.S. Department of Labor, […]

Nearly 2K pieces of WO mail found behind dumpster

Nearly 2K pieces of WO mail found behind dumpster

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mail that was addressed to be delivered to residents in West Orange was found in and behind dumpsters in North Arlington and West Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Oct. 7. A mail carrier from Kearney, Nicholas Beauchene, was arrested and charged with one count of delay, secretion or detention […]

East Orange man arrested for stealing checks, cash from Maplewood Post Office

East Orange man arrested for stealing checks, cash from Maplewood Post Office

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — An East Orange man, working as a contract custodian at a U.S. Post Office in Maplewood, was arrested Oct. 15 for bank fraud and theft of government property, including stealing nearly $15,000 in checks and cash from the Maplewood Post Office and fraudulently depositing the checks, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Mark […]

Murphy leads coalition of governors calling to end attacks on USPS

Murphy leads coalition of governors calling to end attacks on USPS

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 16, a coalition of 12 Democratic governors, led by DGA Chairperson and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling on them to end their attacks on the United States Postal Service. The governors also urge Congress to deliver […]

Four charged in scheme to steal mail and commit bank fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Four people were arrested Sept. 17 for their roles in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, including soliciting U.S. Postal Service employees to steal checkbooks and credit cards from the mail; depositing fraudulent checks, including pandemic relief checks; and using credit cards without authorization, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeffrey Bennett, 26, […]

AG sues to protect U.S. Postal Service and mail-in voting from cutbacks

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Aug. 25 that New Jersey, New York, and a coalition of state, county and local governments are suing to block the policy and operational changes recently put in place by the U.S. Postal Service. The complaint alleges that these changes have already disrupted vital mail services […]