Bossier City man convicted of illegally selling a firearm

Published: Sep. 17, 2015 at 10:32 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM CDT
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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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