Former gun store owner receives additional jail time

By Nigel Maxwell
December 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

A man with aspirations of becoming president of the Prince Albert chapter of the Fallen Saints motorcyle gang, will spend an additional 18 months in jail.

Armand Leigh Hounjet, 46, appeared at Saskatoon Provincial Court on Monday. He was given a total of 18 months after assaulting an affiliate member for the purpose of enhancing his organization, and for recruiting for his organization.

Hounjet was one of 21 people arrested in connection with Project Forseti in January 2015. Police raided multiple homes and businesses in the Warman, Saskatoon and Melfort areas, targetting members of the Hells Angels and Fallen Saints motorcyle gangs. In total, $8 million worth of drugs, 200 guns, and tens of thousands of rounds of ammo were seized by police.
 
Federal Crown Prosecutor Lynn Hintz told paNOW Hounjet was assisting the Fallen Saints gang with plans to expand into Northern Saskatchewan. Hounjet recruited members of rival gang, Saints and Sinners, in exchange for being named the president of the Fallen Saints Prince Albert chapter. The goal was to amalgamate the two gangs to form one in the region.
 
Hounjet owned both Badger Arms Supply in Melfort and Nipawin Gun and Tackle. Both businesses have since been shut down.
 
He initially faced nine charges in relation to Project Forseti. In November 2016, he was given a six month sentence related to drug and gun trafficking which he has since served.  
 
At another court hearing in January of 2017, Hounjet was sentenced to 36 months on a charge of trafficking a prohibited weapon unrelated to Project Forsetti.  He is also prohibited from owning a firearm for the rest of his life. The charge stems from an incident in a Saskatoon parking lot in July 2014. Hounjet was caught by police transferring a gun to another member of the Fallen Saints.
 
 
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