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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Omaha Man Sentenced to 90 Months in Federal Prison for His Role in Six Armed Robberies

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Marcus Remus, age 21, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today to 90 months in federal prison by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard following a federal jury trial.  In addition to the 90 months of imprisonment, Remus will be placed on 5 years of supervised release when he finishes his sentence, and he will be required to pay $2,271 in restitution to all six victims of his crimes. Remus pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count for discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence on January 2, 2019.  Remus faced a term of imprisonment of up to life at his sentencing hearing.

Evidence presented at trial of Remus’s co-defendant, Shawn Brooks, showed that between November 29, 2016 and December 30, 2016, Brooks and Remus robbed one bank and five convenience stores, all in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In three of those robberies, Brooks brandished a firearm at employees of the businesses.  At the bank robbery, he also fired the weapon multiple times in the direction of bank employees.  Remus shot one of the gas station clerks in their final robbery at a convenience store on December 30, 2016.  For his role in those crimes, Brooks was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison on April 12, 2019.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department and the FBI.

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Violent Crime
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Updated May 3, 2019