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|03-15-03: Ex-Coldwater postal official faces charge
|By SEAN RICE
The Daily Standard
Former Coldwater Post Office Postmaster Bruce Taylor has been charged
with criminal misappropriation of funds by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Taylor, 49, of Coldwater, was relieved from his duties on Oct. 8 by the
U.S. Postal Inspection Service, pending an investigation.
Inspector Tom Macioch, of the Cleveland field office for the inspection
service, confirmed that Taylor had been placed on leave, but would reveal no other details
of the investigation at the time.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of a $250,000 fine, 10 years
imprisonment, or both, states a release from the U.S. Attorney Northern District, out of
The Daily Standard could not get information on the amount of funds
allegedly illegally misappropriated because the notification of the charges filed was
received from Assistant U.S. Attorney David O. Bauer late Friday.
The postal inspection service handles all types of investigations
involving illegal activity involving the post office or mail services, internal and
external, a spokes person for the agency said. Those investigations include theft, fraud
and sending drugs through the mail. The inspection service investigated the mailbox pipe
bomber early last year and the anthrax scare, as well.
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