Posts Tagged ‘Mafia’

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Wiretaps Show Vito Rizzuto’s Influence

Wiretaps featuring conversations between Montreal’s top Mafia figures were played at the Charbonneau Commission Wednesday, revealing the influence Vito Rizzuto had on a major construction project.


Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Mobster Freed from Police Escort by Gunman

A manhunt was underway in Italy on Tuesday after a convicted criminal with links to the mafia was dramatically freed from custody by a gang firing pistols and an assault rifle.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Anti-mafia Raids: Police Make 90 Arrests

Police in Italy have made 90 arrests in a major operation against a powerful mafia group. Assets worth well over 222m euros ($300m; £181m) were seized in pre-dawn raids targeting members of the Contini clan.

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Rizzuto’s Funeral Draws Crowds to Montreal’s Little Italy

A cortege of 11 limousines followed a hearse carrying the body of Vito Rizzuto, the multilingual don who ran an international crime syndicate that frustrated Canadian law enforcement for decades.

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Mafia Godfather Vito Rizzuto Dies at 67

Vito Rizzuto was born a mobster and born to be a mobster. Raised in a gangster clan, his smooth personality and targeted ruthlessness helped him become the most powerful and feared underworld boss Canada has ever seen.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Former Gambino Crime Boss John Gotti Jr Stabbed

The son of late “Dapper Don” John Gotti and former Gambino Crime Family don says he was stabbed during an altercation in the parking lot of a CVS store. John A. Gotti Jr. says he was stabbed in the stomach while trying to break up a fight between two strangers outside the Long Island drugstore. The incident is being investigated.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Pope Francis Targeted by Mafia

Pope Francis’s crusade against corruption has made him a target for Italy’s all-powerful mafia clans, a leading anti-mob prosecutor has warned.

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Gangster’s paradise: How Salvatore Polisi went from Mafia enforcer to ratting out ‘The Teflon Don’

His accent is straight out of GoodFellas but his manner is mild and friendly. In the tone of voice I might use to ask if he’d like a cup of tea, Salvatore Polisi tells me he once sliced off a man’s testicles.

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

More Mob Murders Feared in Southern Ontario

TORONTO - Mobsters in southern Ontario are on the run or in hiding out of fear a war with Montreal foes will lead to more murders, a police source says.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Alleged Mafia Boss Found in Toronto

Carmelo Bruzzese, 61, of Siderno, Italy, is named by Italian authorities as an ‘Ndrangheta leader in Italy who was a trusted partner of Vito Rizzuto, the Montreal Mafia boss released from prison in the United States last October.