Poster 296 - Notice of Reward

July 2006
PSN 7690-03-000-9335

 

The United States Postal Inspection Service offers a reward of up to the amounts shown for information and services leading to the arrest and conviction of any person for the following offenses:

MURDER OR MANSLAUGHTER $100,000

The unlawful killing of any officer or employee of the Postal Service™ while engaged in or on account of the performance of his or her official duties.

BOMBS OR EXPLOSIVES $100,000

Mailing or causing to be mailed any bombs or explosives that may kill or harm another, or injure the mail or other property, or the placing of any bomb or explosive in a postal facility, vehicle, depository or receptacle established, approved, or designated by the Postmaster General for the receipt of mail.

OFFENSES INVOLVING THE MAILING OF THREATENING COMMUNICATIONS, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, POISONS, OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS $100,000

Mailing or causing to be mailed any threatening communications, actual or simulated weapons of mass destruction, dangerous chemicals, or biological materials, that may kill or injure another, or injure the mail or other property.

ASSAULT ON POSTAL EMPLOYEES $50,000

Forcibly assaulting any officer or employee of the Postal Service while engaged in or on account of the performance of his or her official duties.

CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES, ILLEGAL DRUGS, OR CASH PROCEEDS FROM ILLEGAL DRUGS $50,000

Mailing or causing to be mailed any controlled substances, illegal drugs, or the proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs.

MONEY LAUNDERING $50,000

Mailing or causing to be mailed any money that has been obtained illegally, or the use of postal money orders to launder illicit proceeds.

POSTAGE OR METER TAMPERING $50,000

The unlawful use, reuse, or forgery of postage stamps, postage meter stamps, permit imprints, or other postage; or the use, sale, or possession with intent to use or sell any used, forged, or counterfeited postage stamp or other postage.

ROBBERY $50,000

Robbery or attempted robbery of any custodian of any mail, money, or other property of the United States under the control and jurisdiction of the Postal Service.

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN $50,000

The use of the mail to traffic in child pornography or facilitate any other crime relating to the sexual exploitation of children.

BURGLARY OF POST OFFICE $10,000

Breaking into, or attempting to break into, a Post Office™, station, branch, a building used wholly or partly as a Post Office, or any building or area in a building where the business of the Postal Service is conducted, with intent to commit a larceny or other depredation therein.

OFFENSES INVOLVING POSTAL MONEY ORDERS $10,000

Theft or possession of stolen postal money orders or any Postal Service equipment used to imprint money orders; or altering, counterfeiting, forging, unlawful uttering, or passing of postal money orders.

THEFT, POSSESSION, DESTRUCTION, OR OBSTRUCTION OF MAIL $10,000

Theft or attempted theft of any mail, or the contents thereof, or the theft of money or any other property of the United States under the custody and control of the Postal Service from any custodian, postal vehicle, railroad depot, airport, or other transfer point, Post Office, or station, receptacle, or depository established, approved, or designated by the Postmaster General for the receipt of mail; or destroying, obstructing, or retarding the passage of mail, or any carrier or conveyance carrying the mail.

RELATED OFFENSES

The Postal Inspection Service also offers rewards as stated above for information and services leading to the arrest and conviction of any person: (1) for being an accessory to any of the above crimes; (2) for receiving or having unlawful possession of any mail, money, or property secured through the above crimes; and (3) for conspiracy to commit any of the above crimes.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

1. The Postal Inspection Service investigates the above-described crimes. Information concerning the violations, requests for applications for rewards, and written claims for rewards should be furnished to the nearest Postal Inspector. The written claim for reward payment must be submitted within 6 months from the date of conviction of the offender, the date of formally deferred prosecution, or the date of the offender’s death, if the offender was killed while committing a crime or resisting lawful arrest for one of the above offenses.

2. The amount of any reward will be based on the significance of services rendered, character of the offender, risks and hazards involved, time spent, and expenses incurred. Amounts of rewards sh-own above are the maximum amounts that will be paid.

3. The term “custodian” as used herein includes any person having lawful charge, control, or custody of any mail matter, or any money or other property of the United States under the control and jurisdiction of the United States Postal Service®.

4. The Postal Service reserves the right to reject a claim for reward where there has been collusion or criminal involvement, or improper methods have been used to effect an arrest or to secure a conviction. It has the right to allow only one reward when several persons were convicted of the same offense, or one person was convicted of several of the above offenses.

5. Postal Service employees are not eligible to receive rewards.

6. Other rewards not specifically referred to in this notice may be offered upon approval of the Chief Postal Inspector [39 USC 404 (a) (8)].

THE CHIEF POSTAL INSPECTOR

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