ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An eastern Missouri postmaster and two others are indicted on fraud and bribery charges for a scheme that federal prosecutors say cost the U.S. Postal Service $2.9 million.
Indictments were announced Friday for 49-year-old Robert Scott Gray, 39-year-old Teresa Tremusini and 52-year-old Michael Jones.
Gray is owner of SG Print & Mail. Tremusini was the postmaster in Festus and Jones was a postal employee.
The indictment alleges that Gray directed another postal worker, Donna Beckman, to lie about the number of pre-canceled stamps used on mailings, and to falsify documents.
Prosecutors say Gray paid Tremusini $20,000 and Jones $10,000 as part of the fraud.
It wasn't clear if Gray, Tremusini or Jones had attorneys.
Beckman faces sentencing in May after pleading guilty to mail fraud this week.
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