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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: Richard Southwick

Watertown Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm as a Convicted Felon

Corey Daniels Sentenced to Serve Ninety-Two Months in Prison

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Corey Daniels, 35, of Watertown, New York, was sentenced to serve 92 months in prison (seven years and 8 months) following his guilty plea to possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.  In connection with his guilty plea, Daniels admitted to possessing a stolen 40-caliber, semiautomatic pistol after he had been convicted of felony drug charges.  Daniels is currently serving a four-and-one-half year sentence on a 2016 drug trafficking conviction.  Daniels’s sentence on his federal gun charge will begin to run only after he completes his drug charge sentence.  The defendant was also sentenced to a three-year term of supervised release after he is released from federal prison.
Daniels’s co-defendant Loren Woodard, 35, of Calcium, New York, was sentenced on October 20, 2016, to serve 84 months in prison for his role in firearms trafficking. 
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the New York State Police, and the City of Watertown Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.
New York Field Division