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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of New York

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 28, 2017
Bridget M. Rohde
, United States Attorney
Contact: John Marzulli

THREE DEFENDANTS PLEAD GUILTY TO FIREARMS TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY

Defendants Trafficked Firearms from Virginia to Queens, New York

Earlier today, Kevin Todd, Kenneth Todd and Keycia Bynum pled guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to conspiracy to engage in the business of firearms dealing without a license.

The pleas were announced by Bridget M. Rohde, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD).

According to court filings, Bynum acted as a straw purchaser, purchasing approximately 18 firearms at gun shops and shows in Virginia between May 2014 and November 2014. In May 2014, the New York City Police Department recovered three of the firearms purchased by Bynum in Queens, New York. Kevin Todd had sold those three firearms to an individual in Queens, and the sales of those firearms were facilitated by his brother Kenneth Todd.

The pleas were entered before Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak. At sentencing, the defendants face a maximum of five years’ imprisonment. The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Alicia N. Washington and Hiral D. Mehta.

The Defendants:

KEVIN TODD

Age: 39 Portsmouth, VA

KENNETH TODD

Age: 43

Queens, NY

KEYCIA BYNUM

Age: 40

Chesapeake, VA

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 16-CR-497 (S-3) (FB)

Field Division: New York Field Division