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2 new charges for alleged White House shooter

Friday, May 11, 2012
A 3rd uninvited guest got into White House dinner

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008, file photo, the White House is seen in Washington. The White House is once again explaining how uninvited guests wound up shaking hands with President Barack Obama. This time, a Georgia couple hoping to tour the White House ended up at an invitation-only Veterans Day breakfast on Nov. 11, 2009. Officials say the couple mistakenly showed up a day early and were allowed into the breakfast because there were no public tours available. ( (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds))

A man accused of shooting an assault rifle at the White House and charged with the attempted assassination of President Barack Obama faces two additional counts.

An indictment adds firearms and "injury to a dwelling" charges to a list of 17 Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was already facing. The maximum penalty for injury to a dwelling is 20 years in prison.

A status hearing for Ortega, a resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho, is scheduled for Friday.

Ortega is charged with using an assault rifle with an attached scope to fire a series of shots at the White House from long range on the night of Nov. 11. Obama and the first lady were out of town.

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