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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plymouth Man Sentenced To 45 Months’ Imprisonment For Illegally Possessing A Firearm As A Convicted Felon

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that on April 18, 2018, United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani sentenced Donald Korus, age 40, of Plymouth, Pennsylvania, to 45 months’ imprisonment for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Korus unlawfully possessed a stolen handgun during an altercation outside his Plymouth home on October 2, 2015.  Korus pointed the gun at two victims, who were outside Korus’s home to repossess a vehicle, and threatened them.  In the ensuing struggle, the gun discharged, firing a single shot into the floor of the vehicle.  Korus intentionally gave false testimony during an evidentiary hearing, resulting in additional jail time.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Plymouth Borough Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Sean A. Camoni prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

           

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 19, 2018