St. Louis Postmaster Found Guilty of Bribery

8 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, June 04 2011 Jun 4, 2011 Saturday, June 04, 2011 10:39:00 AM CDT June 04, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Festus Postmaster Teresa Tremusini will be sentenced Aug. 26 for her part in a $2.9 million mail fraud scheme.

Tremusini was found guilty in federal court Thursday of two counts of bribery. Prosecutors say she, a postal supervisor and the owner of a direct mail company were part of the scheme.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the crime involved the under-reporting of mail sent out by SG Print & Mail in Park Hills. Company's owner Robert Scott Gray told an employee, Michael A. Jones of Pacific, to lie about how many pre-canceled stamps the company used. He paid Jones $10,000 and Tremusini $20,000.

Gray, of Fenton, pleaded guilty to 12 counts and will be sentenced July 13. Jones pleaded guilty to bribery and will be sentenced June 16.

 

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