Monday, October 29, 2018

Man who helped manufacture machine guns cries constitution

Daniel Spain, 51, was supposed to be at the start of sentence arguments in his case. Instead, his lawyer filed a motion arguing that the three-year mandatory minimum sentence he faces is unconstitutional. Spain pleaded guilty to two counts of manufacturing prohibited firearms.

He worked for Perfection Métal, a company based in LaSalle where its owner Jean-Pierre Huot made dozens of Tec-9 machine guns.
Huot was convicted by the jury on six similar charges despite his claims that he was merely making paintball guns. On June 28, he was sentenced to seven years in prison. Huot is appealing the jury’s verdict.

Huot's guns were used in many organized crime hits in Montreal, including the Aug. 1, 2014 murder of Ducarme Joseph.
See ----->Jean-Pierre Huot pulls 7 years for bootleg submachine guns sold to hitmen