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December 18, 2014

Solano County Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force Efforts Result in Three Federal Indictments for Firearms Charges

SACRAMENTO, CA—Michael Quesenberry, 26, of Sacramento; Ignacio Hernandez, 37, of Vallejo; and Rahson Woods, 35, of Vallejo, were charged today by a federal grand jury in separate indictments with being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

Each defendant was found to be in possession of a firearm after having been convicted of one or more felonies. Hernandez was also charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

These cases are the products of investigations by the Solano County Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, Vallejo Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Olusere Olowoyeye is prosecuting the cases.

The Solano County Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force is part of the FBI-sponsored Safe Streets Initiative that combines the efforts of federal, state, and local agencies in an effort to stop violent felons from endangering our communities.

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