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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of New York

www.justice.gov/usao/nys

For Immediate Release

August 22, 2013

Preet Bharara, United States Attorney

Contact: Public Affairs Officers Herbert Hadad, Ellen Davis, Jerika Richardson, Jennifer Queliz, Julie Bolcer
(914) 993-1900 / (212) 637-2600
NYPD Paul J. Browne (646) 610-8989
ATF Charles Mulham (917) 572-8461

Leader of Robbery Crew Convicted of Robbery and Firearms Offenses, Including Armed Robberies in Yonkers, Poughkeepsie, and Lynbrook

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that LOUIS MCINTOSH, 32, was convicted today of 11 robbery and firearms counts after a nine–day trial before United States District Judge Sidney H. Stein in Manhattan federal court.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: "Today’s verdict marks the close of Louis McIntosh’s lengthy and violent crime spree of armed robberies, shootings, pistol–whipping and stun gun abuses in Westchester County and elsewhere. The close cooperation between federal and local law enforcement, as happened here, is one of our best weapons against violent crime."

According to the indictment and the evidence at trial:

On or about April 30, 2010, MCINTOSH and other co–conspirators robbed narcotics dealers in the vicinity of Cliff Street in Yonkers, New York, during which robbery MCINTOSH fired a shotgun and a co–conspirator fired a handgun. A victim was shot multiple times in the lower body. On or about 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 and assaulted him with a stun gun. On or about 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 11 counts: (1) participating in a conspiracy to commit robberies from in or about 2009 through in or about 2012: (2) using, carrying, or possessing firearms in connection with the robbery conspiracy; (3) committing a robbery on or about April 30, 2010, in Yonkers; (4) using, carrying, possessing, and discharging firearms in connection with the April 30, 2010 robbery; (5) committing a robbery on or about September 26, 2010, in Lynbrook; (6) using, carrying, possessing, and brandishing firearms in connection with the September 26, 2010 robbery; (7) committing a robbery on or about October 28, 2010, in Poughkeepsie; (8) using, carrying, possessing, and discharging firearms in connection with the October 28, 2010 robbery; (9) possessing a Cugir .223 caliber auto–loading rifle after having been previously convicted of a felony; (10) possessing a Ruger 9 millimeter handgun after having been previously convicted of a felony; and (11) possessing a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle after having been previously convicted of a felony.

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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.

MCINTOSH faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, and a mandatory minimum sentence of 85 years in prison. MCINTOSH’s sentencing is scheduled for November 21, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. before Judge Stein.

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 Crimes Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah Krissoff and Jessica Masella are in charge of the prosecution.

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