NJ postal worker admits to discarding 99 election ballots

According to a new report from The Hill “a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from New Jersey on Thursday admitted to discarding 99 general election ballots and hundreds of other pieces of mail last fall.”

“Nicholas Beauchene, 26, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of desertion of mails, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in a statement. He faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine when he is sentenced at a later date,” the report adds.

In October,  Beauchene, 26, of Kearn was charged by complaint with one count of delay, secretion, or detention of mail and one count of obstruction of mail. His bail was set at $25,000 with conditions.

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