Mail carrier guilty of disclosing confidential info

A mail carrier from Fayetteville pleaded guilty Tuesday to disclosing confidential information relating to a federal investigation.

Randall T. Smith, 53, "was entrusted as a postal employee with sensitive information and chose the wrong side," said Martin D. Phanco, postal inspector in charge of the Atlanta Division.

According to federal authorities, Smith, who worked for the U.S. Postal Service in East Point, in June, 2008, disclosed confidential information to the occupant of a residence that was the target of an investigation.

Smith is expected to be sentenced on the misdemeanor charge in January and could receive a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.