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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Former Lowell Resident Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Possession

BOSTON – A former Lowell man and convicted felon was sentenced yesterday for illegally possessing multiple firearms, including a semi-automatic pistol.

Eric Texeira, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  In November 2014, Texeira pleaded guilty to a one-count Information charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

On May 16, 2014, Texeira, a convicted felon, possessed a Glock semi-automatic pistol and sold multiple other firearms, including two revolvers and a rifle, to another individual for $1,300.  Some of the firearms had obliterated serial numbers.  

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor, made the announcement.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.

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Updated February 12, 2015