Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Schenectady Man Indicted As An Armed Career Criminal
ALBANY, NEW YORK – 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.
The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Johnson faces a maximum of life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine if convicted. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on a combination of factors including the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and relevant statutes.
Trial is scheduled to begin on April 25, 2016 before United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe. Johnson is detained until trial.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Schenectady Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne A. Myers.