A Schoharie County man has been charged with a felony for allegedly detaining and delaying the United States mail from January through July of 2019.
Tanner Brown, 24, of Sharon Springs, was arraigned Monday in federal court in Syracuse, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The indictment alleges that Brown, while working as an employee of the United States Postal Service, detained and delayed the mail.
The mail allegedly delayed by Brown was intended for delivery in Onondaga County between January 1 and July 24, 2019.
The charge against Brown carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to three years.
Following arraignment, Brown was released pending a jury trial.
This case is being investigated by the United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Perry.