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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Cumberland County Man Charged With Threatening President Biden And Former President Trump

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Mohamed Farah, age 32, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury for threatening the President and a former President. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that in January 2022, Farah, who is a citizen of Somalia, threatened to assassinate President Biden.  The indictment further alleges that Farah threatened to assassinate former President Trump if he runs for reelection.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Lower Allen Township Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for each of the charged offenses is five years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated April 20, 2022