Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jean-Pierre Huot pulls 7 years for bootleg submachine guns sold to hitmen

Jean-Pierre Huot, 62, was convicted by a jury on six charges that his company, Perfection Métal, sold semi-automatic pistols. He claimed he was merely making paintball guns — even though they were equipped with silencers. The underground gun factory operated in Montreal and produced high quality copies of the TEC-9 / DC-10 submachine gun.
The crown presented a list of 11 events where the guns, which ballistics experts determined shared the same characteristics as those made by Huot, were either used in Mob hits, seized during drug trafficking investigations or found abandoned in public areas in Quebec and Ontario.One was the submachine used to execute gang leader Ducarme Joseph in 2014.