ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 51-year-old man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay $3.8 million for defrauding the U.S. Postal Service.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Robert Scott Gray, owner of a direct mailing company, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and other charges. He was sentenced Friday to 51 months in prison.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in St. Louis said in a release that Gray was accused of telling an employee to incorrectly report the number of precanceled stamps.
He also paid Festus Postmaster Teresa Tremusini $20,000 and postal supervisor Michael Jones $10,000 in return for approval of bulk mail postal forms. Tremusini was sentenced to two years in prison, and Jones received two years of probation after pleading guilty to taking illegal gratuity.