Postal employee fired, federal charges possible after absentee ballots dumped in Jeffersontown


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A U.S. Postal employee "is no longer employed" and could face federal charges after absentee ballots were found in a dumpster near Jeffersontown on Thursday.

In a release, Special Agent Scott Balfour from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General says agents identified the postal employee they believe is responsible for discarding the mail and that person is "no longer employed by USPS." Balfour says federal privacy concerns don't allow him to comment further about the employment status.

"I will point out that the vast majority of the Postal Service's 630,000 employees are hard-working, trustworthy individuals who work around the clock to deliver the nation's mail, and incidents of this nature are exceedingly rare when put into that context," Balfour said in a statement....(Read more)

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