A U.S. Postal Service postman from Hudson County, New Jersey, was arrested for discarding mail, including 99 general election ballots sent by the County Board of Elections to be delivered to residents of West Orange, U.S. Lawyer Craig Carpenito with.
Nicholas Beauchene, 26, of Kearny, is charged with complaint involving a number of delays, secretions or incarceration of mail and a number of mail obstruction.
Delaying postage carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of $ 250,000. Interfering with postage is punishable by a maximum of six months in prison and a fine of $ 5,000.
The lawyer information for the defendant was not immediately known.
Beauchene is due to appear in federal court in Newark on Wednesday afternoon.
According to court records, around 1
The intended target for the ballot papers and campaign flyers is highly democratic areas.
Mail should be delivered to addresses on specific postal routes in Orange and West Orange on September 28, October 1 and October 2. On the delivery dates for which the mail was being restored, Beauchene was the only postman who, according to the court documents, had delivered the mail to the addresses given on the restored mail.
According to the public prosecutor’s office, the restored mail was put back into the mail stream for delivery to the intended recipient.