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Cambodian National Pleads Guilty to Violations of the Federal Gun Control Act

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CHHAY LIM, age 45, a citizen of Cambodia, pled guilty today, on the day of trial, to a two-count Indictment charging him with violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.


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


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. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt set sentencing for May 17, 2017.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans 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 March 13, 2017

Firearms Offenses