Two Pennsylvania postal employees face federal charges following the discovery of piles of mail in the garbage in recent days.
FOX News reports:
Sean Troesch, 48, and James McLenigan, 29, have been charged in two separate criminal complaints with delay or destruction of mail by a postal employee, according to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady. No mail-in ballots were found among the discarded mail, but two requests for mail-in ballots were recovered.
If convicted, each man could face a maximum term of imprisonment of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.
“During this election season, the integrity of the mails is more important than ever,” a statement by Brady reads. “When any public employee, including a mail carrier, violates the law, we will respond quickly. These carriers each attempted to destroy mail, including both political advertisements and an application for a mail-in ballot. Anyone who