Alleged Neo-Nazi Busted for Stockpiling Weapons Inc. 40K Rounds, 18 Firearms & Body Armor
A convicted felon and alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer, who was arrested for illegally stockpiling an arsenal of assault weapons, was tracking Jewish and African American community leaders in the Detroit area, FBI agents warned.
Richard Schmidt, 47, was legally forbidden from owning firearms, ammunition or body armor after his spending 13 years in prison for manslaughter. But that is exactly what an FBI Joint terrorism Task Force found when it searched his home in Toledo, Ohio and his sporting goods store in nearby Bowling Green.
“These weapons were found in a shopping mall,” Steven M. Dettelbach, the U.S. Attorney in Cleveland, told the Daily News. “You have 40,000 rounds of ammunition, 18 firearms, body armor - obviously that is troubling because it begs the question ‘what does he want to do with it?’”
FBI agents also found Waffen-SS (Nazi military force) paraphernalia, a video of a National Socialist Movement meeting from 2005, a list of national Jewish-owned businesses and a notebook filled with names and addresses of community leaders in the Detroit area, reported Michael Isikoff of NBC News.