Edward Hampton III, 51, of Arlington, was ordered to surrender to the federal bureau of prisons on Jan. 16 to begin serving his sentence, a news release said. Hampton pleaded guilty in January to a charge of theft of mail by a postal employee.
Hampton was also ordered to pay more than $166,000 in restitution. Hampton admitted taking the contents of the parcel that was addressed to an Irving jeweler in February 2010. — Mitch Mitchell