Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Hudson felon takes plea deal, relinquishes 19 firearms

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Felon to plead guilty to possessing guns

A felon found with 19 firearms on a Pasco County tree farm in March has agreed to plead guilty to possessing six machine guns, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, court records show.

Paul Szaraz, 47, of 14232 King Richard Trail in Hudson, is scheduled to appear Wednesday before Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins to formally change his plea from not guilty to guilty.

As part of the pact with prosecutors, he would forfeit the seized weaponry, which includes .45-caliber pistols, assault rifles, the machine guns and more than 17,000 rounds of ammunition.

Two other charges relating to gun possession would be dropped.

Szaraz has four prior felony convictions, including one for possessing guns, and his Second Amendment rights have not been restored.

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