Nazi Sympathizer Targeted Detroit Leaders

By Dave Leval

Nazi Sympathizer Targeted Detroit Leaders

February 22, 2013

DETROIT, MI (My TV20 News at 10) --- Two Metro Detroit leaders are said to be on Richard Schmidt's hit list.

The Toeldo area man is a Nazi sympathizer who apparently kept close tabs on Detroit NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony, and Scott Kaufman, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

The FBI conducted a search of Schmidt's house in December, as well as at his business, Spindletop Sports Zone in Bowling Green.

Investigators claim they found Nazi paraphernalia, a video of a neo-Nazi convention from 2005 and 18 assault weapons, a handful of other guns and 40,000 rounds of ammunition.

Schmidt is a convicted felon who spent 13 years in prison on a homicide charge.

He was on parole but barred under federal law for owning any firearms.

He’s now been federally indicted for the possession of illegal firearms, ammunition and body armor.

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