Lexington Man Sentenced To 65 Months InPrison For Involvement In Kickback Scheme
LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Lexington, Ky. man, who previously admitted to bribing a former public official, was sentenced today to 65 months in federal prison.
Chief U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell sentenced Samuel C. McIntosh, 58, for convictions on four counts of bribery concerning a federally funded program and one count of mail fraud. Under federal law, McIntosh must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.
McIntosh previously admitted that he paid kickbacks to the former Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, Timothy Longmeyer, beginning in 2009.
According to McIntosh’s plea agreement, Longmeyer agreed to use his former position to steer contracts to MC Squared Consulting, a company that McIntosh owned. In return, McIntosh paid approximately half of MC Squared’s proceeds from these contracts as kickbacks. Until approximately March 2014, McIntosh paid these kickbacks to an intermediary, Lawrence O’Bryan, who then paid a portion of the funds to Longmeyer. Beginning in November 2014, McIntosh began to deal with Longmeyer directly and repeatedly gave Longmeyer large amounts of cash and conduit contributions to the campaigns of politicians specified by Longmeyer. Over time, McIntosh paid $642,201.50 in kickbacks through O’Bryan and $203,500.00 in kickbacks directly to Longmeyer.
O’Bryan pleaded guilty to three counts of bribery concerning a federally funded program in September 2016. In March 2017, Judge Caldwell sentenced O’Bryan to 60 months in prison and ordered him to pay $642,201.50 in restitution. O’Bryan has paid this amount in full to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Longmeyer pleaded guilty to accepting bribes concerning a federally funded program in April 2016. In September 2016, Judge Caldwell sentenced him to 70 months in prison and ordered him to repay $203,500.00 in restitution. Today, Judge Caldwell ordered that McIntosh will be jointly liable with Longmeyer to repay this $203,500.00 to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly announced the sentence. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew T. Boone and Kathryn M. Anderson.