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Jun 3, 2021

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy under investigation over political fundraising

The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over political fundraising activity at his former business, a DeJoy spokesman said Thursday.

May 20, 2015

Owner of Owings Mills company sentenced for forging bulk mail forms to save $1.6M

The owner of an Owings Mills-based mail marketer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for forging forms that allowed him to send more than $1.6 million in bulk mail without paying postage. According to federal prosecutors, the man, Michael Scudder, 32, of Reisterstown, owned Precision Solutions, Inc., which brought its mail to a […]

Aug 11, 2014

More mail, but $2B loss in quarter for USPS

The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday.

Jul 29, 2014

Glen Burnie man admits stealing 2,000 USPS carts

A Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing over 2,000 aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service. Roland Michael Muir, 57, admitted in his plea agreement, entered in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, that he and another man used his employer’s truck and then a rental truck to take the mail carts from […]

May 13, 2014

Men charged with stealing $2.2M worth of US postal carts in Md.

Prosecutors say a federal grand jury has indicted two Maryland men on charges of stealing $2.2 million worth of aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service.

May 9, 2014

Postal service had $1.9 billion quarterly loss

The U.S. Postal Service reported a $1.9 billion loss for the first quarter and pleaded again Friday for reforms to its troubled financial system.

Nov 15, 2013

Postal Service loses $5B, again asks Congress for help

The U.S. Postal Service said Friday it lost $5 billion over the past year, and postal officials again urged Congress to pass legislation to help the beleaguered agency solve its financial woes.

Sep 26, 2013

Postmaster: Money woes behind rate hike request

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday the Postal Service had no choice but to ask for an emergency rate hike given the agency’s dire finances. One day after his cash-strapped agency proposed raising the first-class stamp price to 49 cents, Donohoe urged swift action by Congress to overhaul the Postal Service and fix […]

Sep 25, 2013

USPS seeks increase in cost of stamps, to 49 cents

WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency’s “precarious financial condition” and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress. “Of the options currently available to the […]

Aug 1, 2013

AP Interview: USPS eyes alcohol deliveries

WASHINGTON — Allowing the Postal Service to deliver beer, wine and spirits is high on his wish list for raising cash for his financially ailing agency, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Donahoe also endorsed ending most door-to-door and Saturday mail deliveries as cost-saving measures for his agency, […]

Feb 15, 2013

Va. USPS official pleads guilty to taking bribes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A U.S. Postal Service official has pleaded guilty to accepting at least $40,000 in bribes in exchange for helping a Maryland company receive $6 million in contracts. Forty-seven-year-old Gene Quarles of Spotsylvania pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Alexandria to bribery of a public official and faces up to 15 years […]

Nov 15, 2012

USPS reports $15.9B loss; plans still need stamp of approval

WASHINGTON — The struggling U.S. Postal Service has reported a record annual loss of $15.9 billion, capping a tumultuous year in which it was forced to default for the first time on billions in payments to avert bankruptcy. The financial losses for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 followed a $5.1 billion loss in the […]

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