CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge after he was accused of selling machine gun conversion devices to followers of a far-right extremist movement.
Timothy John Watson, 30, entered the plea Tuesday to possession of an unregistered firearm silencer in federal court in Martinsburg.
Several other charges were dropped under a plea agreement.
Watson faces up to 10 years in prison.
Prosecutors said they will seek a stiffer sentence due to the seriousness of Watson’s alleged conduct. They plan to show at sentencing that he made devices that could turn semi-automatic AR-15 rifles into fully automatic machine guns.