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Baltimore man pleads guilty to illegally selling guns on Instagram

Baltimore man pleads guilty to illegally selling guns on Instagram

A Baltimore man who sold illegal guns through Instagram pleaded guilty to federal charges Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland announced Monday.

Prosecutors say Terrel Edward Elliott Jr., 24, used the photo-sharing platform to post pictures of himself with guns and to communicate with prospective buyers — including minors.

Elliott pleaded guilty in district court to unlicensed dealing in firearms and to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. He had been locked up on a first-degree assault conviction in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Howard County.

But less than two months after his release in 2016, prosecutors say, he was...

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