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MISSOURI CITY, Texas A Missouri City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally possessing a bald eagle.

Sam Mathew, 53, was caught with the eagle back in February, according to the U.S. Attorney General.

It s against federal law to hunt, capture, kill, possess or sell any migratory birds, including bald eagles.

If convicted, Mathew faces a possible $15,000 fine and/or a six-month-term in federal prison.

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