Former FedEx box sorter found guilty of obstruction of mail

(Source: FedEx)
(Source: FedEx)
Published: May. 6, 2019 at 3:20 PM CDT|Updated: May. 6, 2019 at 3:23 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A former FedEx employee is facing up to five years in prison after being convicted by a federal jury of mail obstruction.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney Mike Dunavant, 25-year-old Braylon Butler was a box sorter in 2015 at the FedEx Hub where a large volume of U.S. mail is processed through a contract between FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.

Prosecutors say Butler was caught on security video opening shipping containers and searching through mail for brightly-colored greeting card envelopes containing money or gift cards. Video footage showed Butler appearing to open an envelope.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 2.

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