Sylvania woman sentenced to prison for false statements about illegally purchased firearm


TOLEDO – A Sylvania woman was sentenced to prison for making a false statement in connection with a purchase of a firearm for a felon.

Taylor Elysse Corggens, 30, was sentenced on Monday to six months in prison by U.S. District Judge James G. Carr after she pleaded guilty to making a false statement in connection with her purchase of a firearm for a felon.

According to court documents, on May 24, 2021, Corggens and another individual, who was a convicted felon, entered a federally licensed firearms dealer together in the Oregon, Ohio, area.

While in the store, court documents state that the felon picked out and handled a firearm despite being legally prohibited from such activities.

Court documents state that Corggens then used her identification to purchase the firearm from the dealer. Records show that the felon was later pulled over by Toledo Police Department officers and found to be in possession of the same firearm that Corggens purchased.

Later, in December 2021, federal law enforcement authorities interviewed Corggens about the firearm and asked Corggens if anyone was with her when she purchased the firearm.

Corggens stated that no one was with her when she purchased the firearm despite surveillance video evidence from the firearms dealer showing Corggens and another individual arriving together in the same vehicle and entering the dealer simultaneously.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Toledo Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert N. Melching.

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