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Ohio neo-Nazi arrested after keeping hit list of popular Jewish leaders

By Mason White 8:43 AM February 24, 2013
Richard Schmidt 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A neo-Nazi was arrested and charged with weapons related charges after he was caught hoarding a large cache of weapons and ammunition, according to police reports in Ohio.

When Scott Kaufman first heard about the FBI capture of Neo-Nazi supporter Richard Schmidt, his first reaction was dismissive.

“I thought: Good job, FBI,” Kaufman, who is the executive director of the Bloomfield Hills-based Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, said.

The news that Schmidt, 47, of Toledo, had included the federation on a list of possible targets surfaced on Thursday.
Currently, the man is charged with various offenses related to the possession of firearms, 18 bulletproof vests and more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition despite a previous conviction for the crime of murder.

Schmidt was arrested in late last year after searches of his home and business. He was convicted of murder in 1990 in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, where Schmidt was prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition or body armor as a result of his conviction, according to information released by the U.S. Attorney’s office.