Convicted felon with weapons stockpile to take plea deal

Convicted felon with weapons stockpile to take plea deal

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The Department of Justice says Richard Schmidt (pictured) illegally possessed 18 firearms, including several assault weapons, body armor and more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition. The Department of Justice says Richard Schmidt (pictured) illegally possessed 18 firearms, including several assault weapons, body armor and more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A Toledo man found with a cache of weapons and ammunition is taking a plea in Federal Court.

47-year-old Richard Schmidt was arrested in December at his Bowling Green Sporting Goods store called Spindletop Sports.
      
Federal agents found counterfeit licensed sports apparel in the store.
     
When they searched Schmidt's Toledo home they found 18 guns, 40,000 rounds of ammunition and body armor.

In court Tuesday Schmidt was found guilty of possessing weapons while a felon and possessing body armor while a felon.
      
He was convicted of manslaughter in 1990, a felony conviction that prohibits him from owning guns and body armor.
      
Justice Department Spokesman Mike Tobin says he also was found guilty of trafficking in counterfeit merchandise.
      
Schmidt faces 10 years in a federal prison when he is sentenced on Halloween.

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