Charlie Tan now facing federal weapon charges

Tan charged with three counts in unsealed federal indictment

CORTLAND, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Charles Tan, the Rochester-area man whose murder charges were dismissed in the killing of his father, is now facing new federal weapon charges, according to an indictment that was unsealed Friday.

The indictment, which was originally filed August 23rd, shows Tan is being charged with a count of Receiving Firearm and Ammunition with Intent to Commit and Offense, and two counts of False Statement During Purchase of a Firearm.

The first count alleges Tan, on or about February 5th, 2015, in Cortland, received a Remington Model 870 12 Gauge Shotgun, Winchester 12 Gauge ammunition, and Federal 12 Gauge Shotgun ammunition with "intent to commit, among other felonies, Murder in the Second Degree, Manslaughter in the First Degree, and Manslaughter in the Second Degree."

The second and third counts allege Tan lied to acquire that Remington from a Walmart store in Cortland. 

He was arrested while crossing over Lewiston-Queenston Bridge coming into US from Cananda

Tan's murder trial ended in a hung jury, and a judge dismissed the case in a controversial decision. 

Earlier this year an appellate court ruled Tan could not be tried further on murder charges.

Tan faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years on each count charging him with Making a False Statement During the Purchase of a Firearm and a maximum term of imprisonment of 5 years for the charge of Receiving a Firearm and Ammunition with Intent to Commit an Offense. 

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