Buckingham Postmaster Set To Stand Trial Tuesday

Published 11:12 am Sunday, July 12, 2015

BUCKINGHAM — The postmaster of the Buckingham Post Office is set to stand trial in Buckingham Circuit Court on Tuesday.

According to court records, Martin A. Allen is being charged with two counts of felony embezzlement.
Allen was indicted by a grand jury in April on the charges.

According to court documents obtained from the circuit court clerk’s office the grand jury charged that between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014, “Martin A. Allen, unlawfully and feloniously, did, wrongfully and fraudulently use, dispose of, conceal, or embezzle property, having a value of $200.00 or more, belonging to [the] U.S. Postal Service. …”

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A second direct indictment makes the same allegation for the period between the same time period in 2013.

Lance Norrington, an assistant special agent in charge/public information officer/CFE of the Capital Metro Area Field Office of the United States Postal Service’ Office of Inspector General, stated that the case was being prosecuted by the commonwealth attorney’s office.

Feda Sauter with the United State Postal Services’ corporate communications division, stated in an e-mail to The Herald that “while this matter is being investigated, the postmaster has been relieved of his duty until the conclusion of this investigation. Appropriate actions will be taken, pending results.”

In a subsequent e-mail to The Herald, Sauter stated that Allen “…was ‘removed from his duty office but not from his position.”