By RYAN WICKER
An indictment was unsealed this week charging Tameen Johnson, age 38, of Schenectady, New York, of being a felon and armed career criminal in possession of a firearm.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Johnson, who was indicted on December 23, 2015, is alleged to have possessed a Hi-Point .40 caliber pistol and ammunition in April 2015. At the time, Johnson had three prior convictions for violent felonies or drug trafficking crimes, making him an armed career criminal under federal law and subject to a minimum 15-year prison sentence if convicted and faces a maximum of life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine if convicted. Trial is scheduled to begin on April 25, 2016 before United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe. Johnson is detained until trial.
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