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Three men indicted on federal gun charges in Fresno

Three men were indicted in federal court in Fresno on Thursday for alleged gun-related crimes, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said.

Dionicio Ramirez, 28, of Fresno, was charged with being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition. The charges stem from a March 24 arrest for allegedly firing at an occupied vehicle and driving away, Wagner said. If convicted, Ramirez faces 15 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.

James Ernest Johnson, 26, of Fresno, was charged with three counts of being a felon in possession of a gun. Wagner said Johnson was arrested three times between June 2014 and March 26 while allegedly driving with a loaded gun and drugs. If convicted, Johnson faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.

Jose Cuellar, 37, of Mexico, was charged with being a felon in possession of a loaded shotgun. Wagner said Fresno police officers saw Cuellar’s gun hanging out of his pants on March 23 and wrestled it away from him after he allegedly reached for it. If convicted, Cuellar faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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