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Washington County Man Sentenced for Possessing Destructive Devices and Other Firearms | USAO-NDNY

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Daniel Day, age 35, of Argyle, New York, was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for unlawful possession of destructive devices, firearms and ammunition.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In pleading guilty, Day admitted to possessing the component parts necessary to assemble and create three homemade, improvised explosive devices at his residence in Argyle on August 5, 2021. Day also admitted to possessing other firearms and ammunition at his residence, including a submachinegun, a sawed-off shotgun, and a 3D-printed pistol without a serial number. None of the firearms were registered to Day as required by federal law, and Day had a prior felony conviction that prevented him from possessing the firearms and ammunition. As part of his plea agreement, Day agreed to abandon and forfeit all the bomb-making materials and chemicals, firearms, firearm parts and ammunition found at his residence.

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also ordered Day to serve a 3-year term of supervised release following his prison sentence.

This case was investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which includes members of the FBI and New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant US Attorneys Alexander Wentworth-Ping and Richard Belliss.

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