Weapons expert had illegal gun magazines in home KITCHENER (Jul 10, 2007) www.therecord.com/home_page_local_story/home_page_local_story_1095248.html Slavko Ilic is a weapons expert who kept more than 10,000 rounds of (oammunition in his Kitchener home. Yesterday, the 39-year-old man who trains military personnel around the world in self-defence tactics pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing bullet magazines, which are prohibited weapons. He also pleaded guilty to breaching a court order to stay away from a Kitchener nightspot that he previously owned and is managed by his former wife. Another 48 charges against Ilic -- most stemming from allegations of domestic violence and threats of blowing up the homes of his wife and her relatives -- are expected to be withdrawn by the Crown when Ilic is sentenced Sept. 7. Except for the charges pertaining to possession of prohibited weapons, none of the charges involved weapons-related allegations. "The ammunition and devices he had were for training purposes," Ilic's lawyer, Patrick Ducharme of Windsor, told Justice Gary Hearn. "His services are sought around the world," Ducharme said of Ilic. "He is truly a unique individual." On July 19, 2006, Ilic's wife, Gabriella Ilic, reported to Waterloo regional police that her husband was abusive and she planned to leave him while he was in the United States training military personnel there, Crown prosecutor Colleen Montgomery told Hearn. She told police she feared for her life and their two children if she left. She also told police her husband had three firearms in the basement of their Lyndhurst Street home, including a shotgun, handgun and rifle. All were properly registered and stored. Police raided the house and found more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition, including shotgun shells, cartridges for a variety of weapons, magazines for weapons and three explosive devices. They also found in the garage some narcotics in an ammunition container and $14,500 in Canadian currency in a wooden cigar box. "It is believed that some of the ammunition is prohibited," including the magazines, Montgomery told Hearn. A magazine is the part of the gun that holds ammunition ready for feeding into its chamber. Montgomery said the magazines seized by police are prohibited in Canada. The prosecutor told the judge none of the ammunition seized could be used in the three firearms found in the house. Ducharme said Ilic uses up to 3,000 rounds of ammunition a week during a training session, and three explosive devices found in the home are also used for training. He said his client knew the magazines for weapons were illegal in Canada and had planned to dismantle them when police raided his house last July. Ducharme said his client denies his former wife's allegations of domestic abuse. The Crown is seeking a suspended sentence and two years probation for Ilic, saying if the magazines "got into the wrong hands, that would be a grave concern to the community." Ducharme is asking for a conditional discharge for his client. --- his wife sounds like a cunt.