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Press Release

Mt. Vernon Man Charged With Four Armed Cab Carjackings

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the unsealing of a Complaint on Tuesday in White Plains federal court[1] charging SAMIR SULLIVAN, a/k/a “S,” with committing four armed carjackings of cabs in Mt. Vernon and the Bronx in the early morning hours of November 25 and November 29.  SULLIVAN was arrested on Tuesday, December 4 and presented in White Plains federal court before United States Magistrate Judge Paul E. Davison.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman stated:  “As alleged, four cab drivers in Mt. Vernon and the Bronx were doing their jobs transporting passengers when Samir Sullivan used a gun to take their cabs and, in three cases, their hard-earned money.  No driver should fear a gun being pointed at him when he simply picks up a passenger on the job.”

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SULLIVAN, 32, of Mt. Vernon, New York, is charged with four counts of carjacking, which carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI and the MVPD.

This case is being handled by the Office’s White Plains Division.  Assistant United States Attorney David Felton is in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


[1] As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Complaint and the description of the Complaint set forth below constitute only allegations, and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.

Updated December 10, 2018

Press Release Number: 18-431