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Broome County Felon Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Ammunition

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Joseph Horan, 40, of Binghamton, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve 17-months in federal prison for illegally possessing ammunition as a felon. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Bryan Miller, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), New York Field Division, made the announcement. 

When he pled guilty in January 2024, Horan admitted that, on November 4, 2022, while on parole, he possessed a magazine loaded with six rounds of .380 caliber ammunition. A 2019 felony conviction in Broome County Court prohibited Horan from legally possessing ammunition under federal law.

United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also ordered that Horan serve a 3-year term of supervised release following his release from prison.

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) investigated the case with assistance from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica N. Carbone prosecuted the case.

Updated June 14, 2024

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