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Ex-Ravn Supervisor Sentenced For Stealing Mail Bound For Villages

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A former Ravn Alaska supervisor was recently sentenced for his role in stealing mail, including 343 computers, from airplanes bound for villages. Some of those villages included St. Mary’s, Emmonak, Kotlik, Aniak, Alakanuk, Grayling, Kalskag, Koyuk, and Stebbins.

Breadoflife “Presley” Faiupou will serve five years of probation, with six months of confinement in a halfway house. He also has to pay $90,000 in restitution, along with his co-defendents. Six Ravn air employees were accused of using a Ravn truck to take valuable mail and computers from the Anchorage airport to their own cars, and then selling the items. This happened from spring 2015 to spring 2017.

An investigation revealed that Faiupou and his fellow supervisor, Congress Lepou, recruited some of the ramp agents that they oversaw to help them sell the stolen computers, particularly the Apple ones. Then they would split the proceeds, ensuring silence.

Lepou’s sentencing is scheduled for March 13.