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Auburn man sentenced again after ghost guns, synthetic drugs convictions reversed on appeal

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An Auburn man was resentenced after a lengthy court battle over a conviction in 2021.

Scott A. Corey, 45, of Auburn, was sentenced again in Cayuga County Court this week after his previous convictions in 2021 relating to possessing a “ghost gun” and synthetic drugs were reversed on appeal last year.

Corey had previously been sentenced in June 2021 after pleading guilty in April to all charges from a July 2020 indictment that accused him of possessing a loaded “ghost” handgun and illegal drugs, including counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, and second-degree possession of drug paraphernalia.


However, in October 2022, the state Appellate Division-Fourth Department reversed Corey’s sentences.

During his sentencing hearing on Thursday, Corey’s attorney, Rome Canzano, stated that Corey had taken “full responsibility” for his actions. He was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of post-release supervision on the second-degree weapon possession charge as part of a previous agreement. Pleading guilty to that weapon possession count satisfied Corey’s other charges.