Target: Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States
Goal: Investigate and prosecute U.S. Postal Service employees for their alleged theft of thousands of pieces of mail.
Dozens of postal workers in Southern California have been charged with embezzlement, mail theft, and a litany of other crimes. The federal charges were filed as a massive investigation continues to reveal criminal activity by U.S. Postal Service workers.
In all, 33 defendants have been charged in 28 cases, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Along with mail theft and embezzlement, other criminal activities include bank fraud and providing false statements. Several cases allege crimes by contractors who are not USPS employees.
According to prosecutors, the alleged mail theft is rampant. One worker’s residence contained over 48,000 pieces of mail which was supposed to be delivered, while another employee allegedly stole medications mailed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and intended for wounded veterans.
The USPS is entrusted with personal information and property, and any violation of this privilege must be immediately punished. Sign the petition below and demand a detailed investigation into these charges and, if necessary, harsh punishments for any guilty parties.
Dear Mrs. Lynch,
I am writing to express my grave concern about the charges filed against U.S. Postal Service workers who allegedly committed a litany of crimes. Through mail theft, embezzlement, and bank fraud, these workers and their accomplices allegedly stole thousands of items of mail, including medication intended for wounded veterans.
Workers for the USPS are granted intimate access to personal effects, and they have an obligation to respect the privacy of their customers. I urge you to give your full attention to this troubling case and ensure that any guilty parties be severely punished.
[Your Name Here]
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