Second Ravn Alaska employee sentenced for stealing mail

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A second former employee of Ravn Alaska has been sentenced for stealing air mail cargo, including computers intended for rural schools.

The Anchorage Daily News reported Friday that 30-year-old Congress Lepou was sentenced to 12 months in prison.

Authorities say Lepou and Breadoflife Faiupu, his co-worker at the regional airline, organized a theft conspiracy between 2015 and 2017.

Prosecutors say the men recruited four other employees they supervised to steal and sell 60 Apple computers and more than $100,000 in phones and tobacco products meant for retail stores.

Lepou pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy, mail theft and possession of stolen mail. He was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $199,143 in restitution.

Faiupu was sentenced in February to six months in a halfway house.

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Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com