PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Edinburg, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal Postal laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.
The one-count Indictment named Brad Penwell, age 39, of Edinburg, PA, as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, on March 13, 2023, Penwell engaged in theft of mail matter while employed by the United States Postal Service.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 5 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, a term of supervised release of not more than three years, or a combination thereof. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The United States Postal Inspection Services conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.