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U.S. Postal Service Aide Admits Guilt in Payoff Scheme

Associated Press

The vice chairman of the U.S. Postal Service’s board of governors pleaded guilty Friday to trying to steer a postal contract worth $250 million to a Texas company in exchange for illegal payoffs.

Peter Voss, under an agreement with federal prosecutors, admitted in a three-count felony information filed in U.S. District Court that he had illegally received from $20,000 to $25,000 in payoffs.

He immediately resigned from the postal board. He faces up to seven years in prison and $21,000 in fines.


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