Sandford, 20, of England, was charged with two felony counts of
being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and one felony
count of impeding and disrupting the orderly conduct of
government business, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Las Vegas
said in a statement.
Sandford's federal public defenders could not be immediately
reached to comment on the indictment. Sandford is scheduled to
be arraigned on July 6, the attorney's office said.
Sandford was initially charged in a complaint filed in federal
court on June 20 with an act of violence on restricted grounds
over the June 18 incident at the Treasure Island casino hotel.
The complaint said Sandford told a U.S. Secret Service agent he
had driven to Las Vegas from California with the goal of
The indictment does not accuse Sandford of plotting to kill
According to the June 20 complaint, Sandford said he had been in
the United States for a year and a half. Court records said he
had lived in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Court records said Sandford went to the Battlefield Vegas gun
range to practice shooting a day before the rally, and said he
had never fired a gun before. While there, he fired 20 rounds
from a Glock 9mm handgun, the complaint said.
Sandford faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000
on each charge in Wednesday's indictment, prosecutors said.
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Leslie
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