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Leader Of Violent Armed Robbery Crew Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 60 Years In Prison

Southern District of New York

 

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys

For Immediate Release

May 23, 2014


Preet Bharara, United States Attorney

Contact: James Margolin
(212) 637-2600
James.Margolin@usdoj.gov

Leader Of Violent Armed Robbery Crew Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 60 Years In Prison

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that LOUIS MCINTOSH, 32, was sentenced today to 60 years in prison by United States District Judge Sidney H. Stein in Manhattan federal court for his role in an armed robbery conspiracy.  MCINTOSH was convicted on August 22, 2013, after a nine-day trial before Judge Stein.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: “Louis McIntosh led a violent armed robbery crew that victimized New York area communities for years.  Not satisfied to rob at gunpoint, McIntosh even pistol-whipped and tortured his victims.  Today’s 60-year sentence provides a fitting end to McIntosh’s criminal career.”

According to the Indictment filed in Manhattan federal court, the evidence at trial, and sentencing:

On September 26, 2010, MCINTOSH and other co-conspirators robbed an individual business owner in his home in Lynbrook, New York, during which robbery MCINTOSH held the victim at gunpoint, tied him up, and assaulted him repeatedly with a stun gun.  On October 28, 2010, MCINTOSH and other co-conspirators robbed a card game at a men’s club in Poughkeepsie, New York, during which MCINTOSH pistol-whipped two victims and discharged a firearm.

MCINTOSH, 32, of the Bronx, New York, was convicted of the following nine counts at trial:  (1) participating in a conspiracy to commit robberies from in or about 2009 through 2012: (2) using, carrying, and possessing firearms in connection with the robbery conspiracy; (3) committing a robbery on September 26, 2010, in Lynbrook; (4) using, carrying, possessing, and brandishing firearms in connection with the September 26, 2010 robbery; (5) committing a robbery on October 28, 2010, in Poughkeepsie; (6) using, carrying, possessing, and discharging firearms in connection with the October 28, 2010 robbery; (7) possessing a Cugir .223 caliber auto-loading rifle after having been previously convicted of a felony; (8) possessing a Ruger 9 millimeter handgun after having been previously convicted of a felony; and (9) possessing a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle after having been previously convicted of a felony.

In imposing sentence, Judge Stein remarked that MCINTOSH engaged in “serious” and “vicious” conduct during the course of the charged robberies and robbery conspiracy, including the “torture” of the victim of the Lynbrook robbery.

Mr. Bharara praised the outstanding investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”), and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, and thanked the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office for its assistance in the investigation.

A number of co-conspirators were also prosecuted in connection with this case. Among other individuals, Turhan Jessamy previously pleaded guilty to using, carrying, possessing, and discharging firearms, and was sentenced by United States District Judge Kenneth M. Karas to 10 years in prison. Tyrell Rock previously pleaded guilty to using, carrying, possessing, and discharging firearms, and was sentenced by Judge Karas to 10 years in prison. Neil Morgan previously pleaded guilty to using, carrying, possessing, and discharging firearms, and was sentenced by Judge Karas to 10 years in prison. Quincy Williams previously pleaded guilty to using, carrying, possessing, and brandishing firearms, and was sentenced by Judge Karas to 7 years in prison.

The prosecution is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah Krissoff and Jessica Masella are in charge of the prosecution.
 

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