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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 27, 2015

Cambodian National Indicted for Violations of the Federal Gun Control Act

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CHHAY LIM, age 44, a citizen of Cambodia, was charged today in a two-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

According to the Indictment, on or about March 2, 2015, LIM, an alien present illegally in the United States, was found in possession of a TriStar 9mm semi-automatic pistol and a Marlin Model 6082 .22 caliber rifle.

If convicted of these charges, LIM faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Homeland Security Investigations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated May 8, 2015