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Former air cargo employees charged with stealing mail for American Samoa

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A federal prosecutor says four former air carrier employees stole U.S. mail parcels destined for American Samoa when they worked for Pacific Air Cargo.

The U.S. attorney filed a criminal information in federal court Wednesday charging Stanford Salavea, Maunaloa Aitaoto, Jonathan Taboniar and Louis Felesi with conspiracy to commit theft from mail between November 2010 and Feb. 24, 2011.

The charging document says all four defendants, working in concert with each other, stole individual U.S. mail parcels on on a regular basis during that period. It also accuses Salavea and Aitaoto of placing several mail parcels into a company van on Feb. 3 and accuses Taboniar of placing several parcels in a company van Feb. 24 to steal them and their contents.

The prosecutor says all four defendants were employed as ramp workers for Pacific Air Cargo with Salavea as a lead ramp worker. They are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court next month.

 

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