October 10, 2017
Former U.S. Postal Service worker Evelyn Price admitted she made a terrible mistake when she took about $500 in bribes in exchange for delivering packages she knew contained some kind of drugs on her Boca Raton mail delivery route.
But the otherwise exemplary life the Deerfield Beach woman led spared her from being sentenced to federal prison on Tuesday.
After listening to testimony about how Price, 54, had no prior arrests, how she mentored young people at two local churches for many years and how she once tried to save the life of a resident on her delivery route, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ruled that sending Price to prison would be excessive punishment.
“If I could be the poster child for anything right now, it would be remorse,” Price told the judge, wiping away tears. “I’m sorry to everybody that was affected by my mistake. I am sorry. I am sorry.”
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