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Chilton Man Pleads Guilty to Exporting Weapons Overseas

A man from Chilton is facing a lengthy prison sentence
after pleading guilty Monday to arms trafficking. Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old
Andy Huebschmann admitted to manufacturing numerous guns and related parts for
an Australian criminal and gun enthusiast. The items included components for both
semi-automatic or fully-automatic triggers and frames that could be assembled
into completed pistols. Prosecutors say Huebschmann did not get required export
licenses and instead shipped them in containers designed to hide the presence
of firearms. Huebschmann plead guilty to one count of violating the Arms Export
Control Act and faces up to 20 years in prison. He will be sentenced in federal
court on November 4th.