Ex-postal worker admits blazing mail for months

ALEXANDRIA, La. — A sovereign prosecutor says a former U.S. Postal Service worker who burned at slightest 20 tubs of mail over 5 months has pleaded guilty to a singular count of loitering or destroying the mail. His sentencing is set for Apr 6. 

U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook pronounced in a news recover Friday that 50-year-old Mark Wayne Thompson took mail from his farming postal track in Louisiana to his home in Pitkin, where from Dec. 1, 2016 to May 1, 2017, he burned at slightest 20 tubs of mail.

The former minute conduit now faces up to 5 years in prison, 3 years of supervised recover and a $250,000 fine. 

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