Advertisement

Wisconsin man says he illegally shipped weapons to Australia

Wisconsin man says he illegally shipped weapons to Australia Photo: (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Updated: June 30, 2019 10:32 AM

A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to illegally shipping guns to an Australian weapons dealer using a crate with a secret compartment to fool customs officials.

The Journal Sentinel reports that Andy Huebschmann, of New Holstein, admitted in federal court to sending the Australian dealer pistols, rifles and rifle parts to convert semi-automatic guns into fully automatic weapons.

Advertisement

Huebschmann owns Germantown-based Thureon Defense LLC and is licensed to manufacture and deal guns. He allegedly met Paul Munro of Australia at a Las Vegas gun trade show about seven years ago, and Munro persuaded him to ship him Thureon guns. Huebschmann didn't have export licenses for the shipments.

Huebschmann faces up to 20 years in prison. Munro was sentenced in Australia to 10 years in prison for his role.
 

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

The Associated Press

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

Minneapolis City Council passes $1.6 billion budget, more police officers included

St. Paul City Council approves 2020 budget with split vote

Man arrested, charged in connection to 1992 St. Paul unsolved homicide

Chiefs of police around Minnesota examines new ways to help those during suicide calls

Twins home opener tickets on sale, team plans ballpark upgrades

Judiciary panel to take first steps toward impeachment vote

Advertisement