Ex-Ala. postal worker guilty of disability fraud

Employment Law

U.S. Attorneys officials say a former U.S. Postal Service letter carrier has been convicted of disability fraud.

Prosecutors say 40-year-old Sean Eric Slaton of Anniston was found guilty last week of eight counts of false statements, 24 counts of wire fraud and a count of theft of government property.

Officials say Slaton received payments from the Department of Labor's Office of Workers Compensation in 2002 after he was injured while on duty in a 2001 car accident in Birmingham.

Authorities say Slaton reported false information about his disability to the Postal Service beginning in 2011. Prosecutors say Slaton was also charged with filing false reports about his income, employment and business activities between 2009 and 2012.

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