A Kentucky postal worker who allegedly tossed dozens of absentee ballots may face federal charges after being terminated from his position.
A United States Postal Service worker allegedly threw away over 100 absentee ballots meant for the Jeffersontown area of Jefferson County. Federal agents from the Postal Service Office of Inspector General found the ballots on Thursday morning after receiving a tip, according to the Courier-Journal.
“The case has been accepted for federal prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” Special Agent Scott Balfour wrote in a statement Friday. “They will determine what charges are appropriate after a review of all the facts in the case.”
“Incidents of this nature are exceedingly rare,” Balfour said. 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.”
The worker involved “is no longer employed by the USPS,” Balfour confirmed, according to WKYT. “I cannot provide any further details surrounding their employment due to federal privacy concerns.” Read more…