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Philadelphia Man Charged With Lying On Gun Forms

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

PHILADELPHIA - Somath Hom, 24, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by Indictment with two counts of making false statements to a federal firearms licensee regarding guns he purchased on November 3 and November 9, 2015 from federal firearms licensees, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a possible fine and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Philadelphia Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Arlene Fisk.


      An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated April 13, 2016