Postal carrier admits throwing out mail

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A former postal carrier admitted Wednesday he threw out mail that had become disorganized, rather than try to deliver it.

Daniel Brautlacht pleaded guilty to delay or destruction of mail in federal court. In March 2013, a resident on Davey Street in the City of Buffalo saw the 20-year-old throw 31 pieces of mail into a garbage can.

The Cheektowaga man would later tell investigators that the mail had become disorganized and he discarded it rather than re-order it. At the time, Brautlacht had been on the job less than two weeks.

When he is sentenced in July, he could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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