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Date: 12-02-2020

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United States of America v. Kintea McKenzie

Case Number: 1:18-cr-00834-PAE

Judge: Paul A. Engelmayer

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (New York County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, New York, New York

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Description: New York City, New York violent racketeering activity criminal defense lawyer represented Kintea McKenzie, a/k/a “Kooda B,” was charged in connection with a shooting outside a hotel in Times Square on June 2, 2018, in furtherance of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods (“Nine Trey”) criminal enterprise.

Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “Kintea McKenzie helped to orchestrate a brazen shooting in Times Square. Now, thanks to the outstanding work of our partners at the NYPD, HSI, and ATF, McKenzie will spend 54 months in federal prison.”

As alleged in the Indictment and statements made in open court:

Nine Trey was a criminal enterprise involved in committing numerous acts of violence, including shootings, robberies, and assaults in and around Manhattan and Brooklyn. Members and associates of Nine Trey engaged in violence to retaliate against rival gangs, to promote the standing and reputation of Nine Trey, and to protect the gang’s narcotics business. On or about June 2, 2018, MCKENZIE agreed to accept money from Daniel Hernandez, a/k/a “Tekashi 6ix 9ine,” to shoot at a rival gang member and rapper who was staying at a hotel in Times Square. MCKENZIE helped to organize the shooting in order to scare that rival gang member.

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In addition to the prison term, MCKENZIE, 22, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

Ms. Strauss praised the outstanding investigative work of the New York City Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Ms. Strauss also praised the New York City Department of Correction, Correction Intelligence Bureau, and the New York County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in the investigation.

This case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit. Assistant United States Attorneys Michael Longyear, Jacob Warren, Jonathan Rebold, and Sebastian Swett are in charge of the prosecution.


Outcome: 12/01/2020 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Paul A. Engelmayer:Sentencing held on 12/1/2020 for Kintea McKenzie (11) Count 8s. Defendant present (in custody) with attorney, Richard Rosenberg. AUSA Michael Longyear present. Court reporter present. All parties present via video. See judgment. (ajs) (Entered: 12/01/2020)
12/01/2020 DISMISSAL OF COUNTS on Government Motion as to Kintea McKenzie (11) Count 8-9,9s,10,10s. (bw) (Entered: 12/01/2020)
12/01/2020 584 JUDGMENT In A Criminal Case. Date of Imposition of Judgment: 12/1/2020. Defendant Kintea McKenzie (11) pleaded guilty to count(s) Count(s) 8s, of the S9 Indictment. Count(s) All open counts are dismissed on the motion of the United States. IMPRISONMENT: Fifty four (54) months. The court makes the following recommendations to the Bureau of Prisons: The Court recommends that the defendant be designated to FCI Otisville, or, failing that, a facility as close to New York City as possible to facilitate family visits. The Court recommends that the defendant be placed in any drug treatment program for which he is eligible. - The defendant is remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. SUPERVISED RELEASE: Three (3) years. Standard Conditions of Supervision (See page 4 of Judgment). Additional Supervised Release Terms (See page 5 of Judgment). ASSESSMENT: $100.00, due immediately. (Signed by Judge Paul A. Engelmayer on 12/1/2020)(bw) (Entered: 12/01/2020)

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