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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York

For Immediate Release

Friday, January 29, 2016
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Richard Southwick

Two Men Arrested in Watertown Area for Unlawful Possession of Firearms

Federal Court Appearances Follow Arrests

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Loren Woodard, 34, of Calcium, New York and Corey Daniels, 33, of Watertown, New York, were arrested on federal firearms charges, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

Woodard appeared in court yesterday and Daniels appeared in court today on a ten-count indictment alleging possession of firearms by a convicted felon and possession of stolen firearms. Woodard is also charged with possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. The indictment alleges felony violations with respect to seven (7) different firearms, including multiple pistols and long guns.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of ten (10) years imprisonment, a term of supervised release of up to three (3) years following imprisonment, and a fine of up to $250,000. Actual sentences are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a judge based on U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The defendants appeared in federal court in Syracuse, New York, before United States Magistrate Judge Andrew T. Baxter.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (“ATF”) and the New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.

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