Lynn Man Indicted for Mail Theft

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

BOSTON – A Lynn man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with stealing money from the mail. 

Juan Murillo, 32, was indicted on one count of theft of mail by an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. Murillo was released on conditions following an initial appearance yesterday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal.

According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 23, 2021, Murillo stole money from mail which came into his possession.

The charge of theft of mail by an employee of the U.S. Postal Service provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Office, made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Harvard University Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris, Deputy Chief of Rollins’ Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit, is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.