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Persistent Felon Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Leandra’s Law Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

March 18, 2019



  Persistent Felon Sentenced to 15 Years to Life 

in Leandra’s Law Case 


ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that JOSEPH CORRODORE, 55, of Albany, was sentenced to 15 years to Life in State Prison, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Court on March 15, 2019.

On August 14, 2018, at approximately 8:50 P.M., officers of the Albany Police Department observed CORRODORE drive through an intersection on West Lawrence Street in the City of Albany as the light remained red. Officers then conducted a traffic stop where CORRODORE displayed physical signs of intoxication and admitted to having a beer at home before driving. At the time he drove intoxicated through the steady red light, CORRODORE’S 6 year old daughter was improperly restrained in the vehicle with him. CORRODORE failed field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content level of .11% approximately one and a half hours after the stop.

On November 20, 2018, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; Child in Vehicle, a Class E Felony, (1) Count of Driving While Intoxicated, Per se, as a Misdemeanor, (1) Count of Driving While Intoxicated, a Misdemeanor, and (1) Count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor, with a potential for the Court to consider persistent felon status at sentencing. Based on prior felony state prison convictions, CORRODORE was deemed a persistent felon and ultimately sentenced to 15 years to Life by the Court on Friday afternoon.

Since 1982, CORRODORE has had four felony DWI convictions, one misdemeanor DWI conviction, and a plea to DWAI as a violation.

Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Mary Tanner-Richter prosecuted this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh (518) 275-4710