Brodie Pleads Guilty to Filing False Claims with Post Office

Shaquan Brodie, 21, formerly of St. John, pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court on St. Thomas to making fraudulent insurance claims against the United States Postal Service, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Brodie appeared before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller.

According to court documents, Brodie filed 201 fraudulent claims for insurance against the Postal Service totaling more than $47,000, for items Brodie represented were lost or stolen, knowing that his claims were false.

The USPS paid out $14,221 in claims to Brodie.

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Shappert’s news release said Brodie faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1.

This case was investigated by the USPS-Office of Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Everard E. Potter.

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