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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Independence Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Federal Gun Violation

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ERIC O’NEAL SELDERS, age 43, of Independence, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for a federal gun violation.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced SELDERS to 180 months incarceration, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

On July 19, 2012, SELDERS – who has four prior state felony convictions – was arrested by Tangipahoa Sherriff’s Deputies for illegally possessing a .38 caliber revolver within the Eastern District of Louisiana.  SELDERS was sentenced to a mandatory minimum due to his classification by federal law as an “Armed Career Criminal.”                                          

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 25, 2015