Pottsville Man Charged With Obstructing The Mail

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Johnathan Sherer, age 29, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, was charged on March 21, 2022, by criminal information with obstruction of the mail.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the information alleges that in 2019 through October 2020, Sherer, at the time a postal employee, delayed the delivery of over 3,000 pieces of mail by failing to deliver it and keeping it in his possession.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 6 months of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.


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