ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A former U.S. Postal worker from Pitkin has pleaded guilty to burning mail.
On Friday, U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said 50-year-old Mark Wayne Thompson, of Pitkin, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of use of delay or destruction of mail by a postal employee.
Van Hook's office said Thompson took mail from his rural postal route in Elmer to his home from Dec. 1, 2016 to May 1, 2017, where he burned it. He estimated burning at least 20 tubs of mail.
Thompson faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.
Sentencing is set for April 6.