Newark mailman convicted of conspiring to defraud country

NEWARK, NJ — A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was convicted July 16 of conspiring to defraud the United States by getting paid to assist a drug dealer in receiving packages of marijuana through the mails, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Fred Rivers, 47, of Newark, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud […]

Former mail carrier admits stealing credit cards from mail

NEWARK, NJ — A former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier admitted Feb. 21 that she accepted cash bribes in return for removing envelopes containing credit cards from the mail and providing these stolen credit cards to the individual who gave her the cash bribes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Kyanne Costley, 24, of Newark, pleaded […]

NJ men charged with bank fraud conspiracy, aggravated identity theft

NEWARK, NJ — Two North Jersey men were charged Dec. 11 for their respective roles in an alleged conspiracy that used stolen credit cards removed from the mail by U.S. Postal Service employees to defraud banks that issued the cards, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Olagoke Araromi, 22, of Union, and Elhadj Fofana, of Orange, […]

Comic book artist admits to distribution of child pornography

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted on Sept. 17 to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Timothy Yates, 31, of West Orange, pleaded guilty Sept. 17 before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information […]

Maplecrest Station Post Office operations suspended

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In the interest of public and employee safety, retail customer service operations have been temporarily suspended at the Maplecrest Station Post Office, 1767 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood. A vehicle accidentally ran into the front door of the unoccupied building at approximately midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Maplecrest Post Office box holders can […]

Lifelong WO resident honored for 5 decades of public service

ORANGE, NJ — Lifelong West Orange resident and U.S. Postal Service customer service supervisor Louis Ruggieri was honored for his 50 years of public service on Thursday, March 2, by postal executives, managers, colleagues and friends at a special ceremony at the Orange Main Post Office. U.S. Postal Service Northeast Area Vice President Edward Phelan […]