HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Ukranian national who posed as a Harrisburg High School student is facing new charges, this time from the federal government. Artur Samarin, 23, aka Asher Potts, was indicted by a grand jury today on charges of passport and social security fraud.
According to court documents, Samarin filed for a passport on or about December 7th, 2015, using the name Asher Samuel Potts and the birth date of September 3, 1997. He also said he was a US citizen. Samarin was actually born in 1992 in the Ukraine. A month before that, he furnished false information to the Commissioner of Social Security , again using the alias of Asher Potts and the September 3, 1997 birth date.
Samarin already faces charges in Dauphin County including Theft, Tampering with Public Records and Statutory Sexual Assault.