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Subject: Mailman dumps and burns letters, gets slap on wrist
Date Posted: 1/20/2011 11:10 AM ET
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I used to live near here. My mail was delivered out of a different P.O., but I always went to the Belfair P.O. because they had outstanding customer service (and were located near a grocery store).

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/114260529.html

Farrell pleaded guilty to delay or destruction of mail, and was sentenced Wednesday to three years on probation and 120 hours of community service. 

How does he get such a light sentence for such a serious offense? :(

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 6:32 PM ET
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Maybe because he pleaded guilty, and saved them the expense of a trial??

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 12:09 PM ET
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The article didn't say, but I assume he was fired from his postal job too?

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 12:57 PM ET
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Maybe it was junkmail?

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:29 PM ET
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Doesn't matter.  The people who mailed it spent good money to mail it out and they deserve to get what they paid for.

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:52 PM ET
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Okayyyyyyyy Diane, it was just a joke. I'm a part time rural carrier  myself and believe me during election time i'm so tempted to throw those annoying political mailers right out the window especially when you think about how better that money to make them up could have been spent.Of course i don't though. Anyway i was just trying to find some humor in the situation, but yes what he did was not cool.

Date Posted: 2/5/2011 7:21 AM ET
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I know what you mean about the political mail.  I will never give money to any candidate again ever, because they all do the same thing.  During election season we would get 9 or 10 ads a day, those great big stiff ones.  What a nightmare to case.  And then the record keeping on them!  What candidate, what class of mail, letter or flat, who mailed them, Permit number, how many, how many were not delivered, why weren't they delivered.  Holy cow.

Date Posted: 2/5/2011 8:08 AM ET
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There's a local politician here who is also a prominant Allergry doctor, he had atleast 2 different political mailers each day for every postal customer on the route. What really angered me was in the fine print it clearly stated " paid for by taxpayers". He's a rich doctor with various clinics in the area and he can't afford to pay for his own campaign?!! He definitely didn't get my vote! I'm happy to report he lost his election too!

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 10:50 AM ET
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Update: http://www.komonews.com/partners/seattle_pi/200596061.html

"Now, though, investigators contend they missed the bulk of Farrell’s thefts while examining his Belfair property in 2010. According to court papers, thousands of letters previously missed by investigators were found buried on his property during a recent search.


Agents with the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General’s Office searched Farrell’s home on March 15 and seized 159 postal tubs filled with letters, according to recently unsealed court documents. While an exact count isn’t offered, Farrell previously packed about 220 letters into each tub found at his property; if he remained true to form, investigators may have recovered more than 35,000 letters and packages."

"Farrell said it's important to note that the mail he burned or buried were "flat rate" pieces of mail, such as fliers and what many might consider junk mail. He claims he didn't throw out first class mail -- that he delivered, then went to the bar."

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 3:25 PM ET
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So political junk mail is PITA for both USPS customers and postal staff?  Too bad we can't just 86 those things lol (or block them like e-mail) lol.