- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man police say had several guns, ammunition, and bomb-making chemicals in his home has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the case.

The Republican newspaper reports that 50-year-old Edward Laboursoliere, of Holyoke, pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally manufacturing a machine gun in his basement.

He had originally pleaded not guilty to the charges but reversed his plea, telling a judge he had not reached a deal with prosecutors.

He was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, making of a firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act, and possession of a firearm without a serial number.

Police responded to his home last April after getting a call from his wife.



Laboursoliere faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing on June 5.

His lawyer declined comment.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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