Bossier City man convicted of illegally selling a firearm
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Bossier City man faces up to five years in prison for illegally selling a gun to an out-of-state resident.
Thomas Cleve Veillon, 68, also could be fined up to $250,000 and ordered to serve 1 to 3 years on supervised release when he is sentenced Jan. 4 in U.S. District Court in Shreveport.
Veillon pleaded guilty to the charge early this week.
Evidence presented during the plea hearing Monday shows he had numerous firearms for sale at a gun show June 27 in Shreveport, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley's office. Veillon, who was not a federally licensed firearms dealer, sold a .270-caliber rifle and a Glock .45-caliber pistol to an Arkansas resident knowing the buyer resided out of state.
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