You are in charge of investigating mail fraud for the U.S. Postal Service. You are handling a case that involves several cases of mail fraud using the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, and Federal Express. Some of the shipping was interstate and some was intrastate. With prosecutors, you must establish what qualifies as mail fraud under federal laws. Answer the following questions:
a. What is the difference in the requirements for interstate shipping for the U.S. Postal Service and for private carriers? Why?
b. Which intrastate mail can be used as evidence, and which intrastate mail cannot? Why?
c. Suppose that international shipping was involved, too. Based on what you have learned, do you think that it could be used as evidence? Do you think that it would be used? Why or why not?