The US Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York released a report that a postal worker was arrested and charged with failing to deliver over 800 pieces of mail which included three absentee ballots.
Brandon Wilson, 27, of Buffalo, NY, a postal worker was arrested and charged with failing to deliver over 800 pieces of mail which included three absentee ballots according US Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr of the Western District of New York.
“This Office is committed not only to ensuring the integrity of the mails but also of individuals’ rights to vote in a free and fair election. The criminal conduct with which this defendant is alleged to have engaged, undermined both of those interests,” said Kennedy.
Customs and Border Protection have said found a huge bin of mail spanning several zip codes in Wilson’s vehicle including three absentee ballots from the Erie County Board of Elections.
Wilson explained that he was in the wrong lane while traveling on Interstate 190 and accidentally wound up on the bridge and was questioned about his cargo.
Wilson eventually admitted in an interview with the Postal Service Office of Inspector General that he had been taking the mail from his delivery route into his possession but said he had planned on returning the mail to the post office.
Wilson was charged with the delay or destruction of mail, a federal offense, and possibly faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.