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Shiawassee County lawyer and wife caught with machine guns

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(07/27/12) - A Mid-Michigan lawyer and his wife are caught with manufacturing machine guns. Michael and Joy Hoy of Gaines Township went before a judge Friday afternoon.

ABC12 News cameras were the only one's rolling. Michael Hoy said he's a private practice attorney in Owosso and that his family has deep roots in Swartz Creek and Genesee County.

He adds his wife is a full time student in Grand Blanc. Michael and his wife Joy were charged in 67th district court late Friday afternoon before the Honorable Christopher Odette.

Those charges include illegally manufacturing and possessing machine guns, possessing a device that converts semi automatic firearms to fully automatic firearms.

Court records also show they're charged with possessing body armor, which is a misdemeanor.
The judge said a person needs written confirmation from the County Sheriff or Chief of Police to posses body armor.

If convicted on all charges, the Hoy's face up to 14 years in prison. The Hoy's are scheduled to be before a judge again on Aug. 3.

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