4 plead guilty in American Samoa mail theft case

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Posted: Jul 01, 2011 8:06 PM
4 plead guilty in American Samoa mail theft case

Prosecutors say a group of workers at a Honolulu International Airport cargo company opened and stole parcels being mailed to American Samoa through the U.S. Postal Service.

Stanford Salavea, Maunaloa Aitaoto, Jonathan Taboniar and Louis Felesi pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Honolulu to conspiracy to steal mail. Prosecutors say the former ramp employees at Pacific Air Cargo stole between $10,000 to $30,000 worth of property, including cameras and computers.

Pacific Air Cargo operates a weekly cargo flight between Honolulu and Pago Pago.

Sentencing is scheduled for November and the men face a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.