• Ex-postal worker burned 20 tubs of mail for over 6 months

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    ALEXANDRIA, La. - A postal worker pleaded guilty Friday to burning at least 20 tubs of mail at his home over the course of six months, the U.S. attorney’s office said

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    Mark Wayne Thompson, 50, pleaded guilty to use of delay or destruction of mail by a postal employee. 

    Thompson took mail from his rural route in Elmer to his home to burn from Dec. 1, 2016, to May 1, 2017, according to officials. 

    He faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is in April.

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