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Boardman postman named in federal indictment

BOARDMAN — A U.S. Postal employee assigned to the Boardman Post Office is charged by a federal grand jury with three counts tied to failure to report outside earnings while collecting disability payments.

Daniel Kishton, a carrier assistant in Boardman, is charged with theft of government property, making a false statement and fraud to obtain federal employees’ compensation; and also possession of an unregistered firearm.

The indictment was handed up Oct. 14, court records show, and the case is assigned to federal magistrate Judge Jonathan D. Greenberg. An arraignment has not been scheduled.

The charges concern federal disability benefits Kishton received between May 14, 2019, and Oct. 9, 2021.

According to the indictment, Kishton was collecting more than $1,000 in federal benefits each month and failed to report earnings made from his gunsmithing and firearms-for-sale business called “Dan’s Gunsmithing LLC” and another internet protocol television services venture called “Dan’s Cable Cutters.”

Both businesses were advertised on Facebook.

The indictment states that he received income from his gunsmithing businesses beginning about Jan. 16, 2020, and from his internet cable business between Oct. 25, 2018, and Jan. 31, 2021.

As for the third charge, the indictment charges Kishton with possessing an unregistered silencer on March 9, 2021. The government is asking Kishton to be ordered to forfeit the firearm.

U.S. Postal Service officials refused to comment on Kishton’s work status because it is a pending criminal case.

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Wed. 10:27 a.m.: Boardman postman named in federal indictment

BOARDMAN — A U.S. Postal employee assigned to the Boardman Post Office is charged by a federal grand jury with three counts tied to failure to report outside earnings while collecting disability payments.

Daniel Kishton, a carrier assistant in Boardman, is charged with theft of government property, making a false statement and fraud to obtain federal employees’ compensation; and also possession of an unregistered firearm.

The indictment was handed up on Oct. 14, court records show, and the case is assigned to federal magistrate Judge Jonathan D. Greenberg. An arraignment has not been scheduled.

The charges concern federal disability benefits Kishton received between May 14, 2019, and Oct. 9, 2021.

According to the indictment, Kishton was collecting more than $1,000 in federal benefits each month and failed to report earnings made from his gunsmithing and firearms-for-sale business called “Dan’s Gunsmithing LLC” and another internet protocol television services venture called “Dan’s Cable Cutters.”

Both businesses were advertised on Facebook.

The indictment states that he received income from his gunsmithing businesses beginning about Jan. 16, 2020, and from his internet cable business between Oct. 25, 2018, and Jan. 31, 2021.

As for third charge, the indictment charges Kishton with possessing an unregistered silencer on March 9, 2021. The government is asking Kishton to be ordered to forfeit the firearm.

U.S. Postal Service officials would not comment on Kishton’s work status because it is a pending criminal case.

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