TOLEDO, Ohio — Federal prosecutors in Ohio say a man who pleaded guilty to having a stockpile of weapons and ammunition wanted to start a race war.
Documents filed in a Toledo federal court say Richard Schmidt's writings show his plans were to kill people because of their race, religion and ethnicity.
Schmidt is due to be sentenced next month after pleading guilty last summer to possession of firearms and trafficking in counterfeit goods.
His attorney says the accusations are over-the-top and that Schmidt adamantly denies that he had any sinister motives.
Prosecutors charged him nearly a year ago after finding weapons inside his sports memorabilia store in Bowling Green.
The FBI told black and Jewish leaders in the Detroit area that their names were on a list kept by Schmidt.