Posts Tagged ‘Mafia’

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Italian Mob Boss Seeking Refuge in Canada Enters Deportation Hearing


In a closely guarded hearing room in Toronto an Italian grandfather arrested last summer at his suburban home north of the city was declared by an investigator with Rome’s anti-Mafia police to be the head of a powerful mob clan taking refuge in Canada.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The Pope is Taking on the Mafia


Pope Francis on Saturday took on one of Italy’s most dangerous organised crime groups, calling it an example of “the adoration of evil” and saying Mafiosi “are excommunicated”.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Mafia Boss Turned Informant “lost count of killings”


Camorra mafia boss turned informer Antonio Iovine tells Italian court he cannot remember all the murders he has committed during his criminal career

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Mafia Boss Turns State Witness


A so-called super boss of a powerful clan within the Camorra mafia has turned state witness and is collaborating with investigators in Naples, Italian media reported on Thursday.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Canadian tied to Rizzutto Crime Family Sentenced for Beverly Hills Cocaine Ring


An associate of the Montreal-based Rizzuto organized crime family was sentenced to 10 years in prison as part of a massive drug-trafficking ring and was ordered to hand over more than $2-million in illegal profits.

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Rizzuto Revenge Suspected in Murder of Mobster Carmine Verduci


Suspected mob hitman Carmine Verduci, the victim of a gangland style hit in a Woodbridge café, was a target because he tried to encroach on turf which the Rizzutos considered their own, a police source tells the Star.

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.