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Somali man accused of threatening to kill Biden, Trump

Donald J. Trump at the White House on Nov. 13, 2020. (Tia Dufour/White House) | Joe Biden at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Feb. 2020. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania reported that a Cumberland County man has been indicted for allegedly threatening President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

Mohamed Farah, 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury. The indictment alleges that Farah, who is a citizen of Somalia, in January threatened to assassinate Biden, as well as threatened to assassinate Trump if he runs for re-election.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, FBI and Lower Allen Township Police.

The full release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office is below:

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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