Man pleads guilty in northwest Ohio gun case

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing an arsenal of weapons and counterfeit merchandise.

Court records showed Richard Schmidt pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Toledo to possession of firearms and body armor by a convicted felon, and trafficking in counterfeit goods. He’ll be sentenced Oct. 31.

An FBI affidavit filed in December says at least seven high-capacity ammunition magazines were found at his sports memorabilia store in Bowling Green.

The FBI alerted black and Jewish leaders in the Detroit area that their names were on a list kept by Schmidt, an alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer who had previously served 13 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter.

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