Washington County Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Destructive Devices and Other Firearms
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Daniel Day, age 35, of Argyle, New York, pled guilty today to unlawful possession of destructive devices, and to the unlawful possession of other firearms and ammunition as a felon.
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).
Day has a prior felony conviction for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a user of a controlled substance. In pleading guilty today, he admitted to possessing the component parts necessary to readily 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. As part of his plea agreement, Day agreed to abandon all the bomb-making materials and chemicals, firearms, firearm parts and ammunition found at his residence.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 14, 2022, before Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy in Albany, New York, at which time Day faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which includes members of the FBI and New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alexander Wentworth-Ping and Richard Belliss.
Updated February 14, 2022