David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Korey Streater, 25, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday before United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to one count of robbery of the mail, money, or other property of the United States.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 22, 2011, Streater brandished a fake handgun and robbed the United States Postal Service Contract Station “E-Z Mail & More LLC,” located at 920 Foxon Road in East Haven, of approximately $1,413 and several U.S. mail items. On January 25, 2011, law enforcement officers executed a state search warrant at the Streater’s residence and recovered some of the stolen mail items as well as the weapon he brandished during the robbery.
Judge Bryant has scheduled sentencing for October 3, 2012, at which time Streater faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case is being investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the New Haven Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marc H. Silverman.