A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Keauntee Redfern, 37 with delaying U.S. Mail, that was entrusted to him for delivery to citizens of Northeast Ohio, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
The indictment alleges that Redfearn, a letter carrier who had worked for the USPS since 2004, unlawfully detained and delayed first-class letters and other mail matter entrusted to him for delivery. Redfearn worked at the Cleveland Heights, Ohio Branch Post Office.
Assistant United States Attorney Karrie D. Howard is prosecuting the case, following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service — Office of Inspector General.
If convicted, the Court will determine the defendant’s sentence after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum. In most cases, it will be less than the maximum.