A New Orleans man who police say was in possession of more than 100 machine guns could go to prison for most of the rest of his life if convicted.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana announced charges against Kody Severin, 25, of New Orleans. He is facing seven different counts by a federal grand jury for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act and the Federal Controlled Substances Act, and for attempted obstruction of justice.
The two gun charges, counts 4 and 5, were the most serious. Count 4 charges Severin with the possession of approximately 100 machineguns, that is, multiple types of machinegun conversion devices, which qualify as “machineguns. Count 5, meanwhile, charges Severin with possession of unregistered firearms, including silencers, destructive devices, and approximately 100 machinegun conversion devices.
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Each of those counts bring a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Other charges include possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession of firearms by a convicted felon and attempting to obstruct justice.
In total, Severin could face up to 65 years in prison.
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