Monday, August 2, 2021

Mob hitman suspected of killing Whitey Bulger

Fotios “Freddy” Geas is suspected of rubbing out Bulger, 89, on Tuesday morning — hours after the aging mobster was transferred to Hazelton federal penitentiary in West Virginia. (New York Post)

Cocaine smuggler with ties to the Mafia shot dead in Laval

MONTREAL - An ambitious cocaine smuggler who had ties to the Montreal Mafia died in a hospital early Thursday afternoon after he was shot in Laval’s Vimont district just before midnight Wednesday. (Montreal Gazette)

Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)

Alleged mastermind of lavish mansion casino raided by police met twice with Justin Trudeau

The news that emerged last week about Wei Wei was attention-grabbing to say the least. Police announced the Toronto-area real estate developer had been charged after officers raided a lavish, well-armed and illegal casino that was uniquely located inside a sprawling mansion. (National Post)

Shocking mob trial allegation: Hamilton crime figure was Underboss of Buffalo mafia

HAMILTON - Domenico Violi asked the judge for a moment with his family before being sent to prison for serious drug trafficking; he exchanged hugs and kisses with his wife and his 20-year-old daughter and high-fives with his 17-year-old son as supporters who overflowed from the courtroom variously cried and clapped. (National Post)

Six men convicted in kidnapping and double homicide

VANCOUVER - Six men were convicted Thursday in connection with the fatal shootings of two people in an east Vancouver home that were witnessed by a young boy and were followed by the abduction and torturing of a man. (Vancouver Sun)

Female cartel boss known as ‘Dame of Death’ killed in shootout with Mexican state forces

An amateur tourniquet draped around her neck, she can be seen sitting slumped in the dust beside a wall, blood dripping from her hand and mouth as she gasps for breath. Glancing up at the officer approaching her, she seems resigned to her fate. (National Post)

Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to cartels

MEXICO CITY - Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. (CTV News)

McDonald’s mob hit aided by tracking device under car

NEW YORK - The men accused of fatally shooting a reputed mobster in the drive-thru of a Bronx McDonald’s tracked him down with the help of the GPS device they hid under his car, according to prosecutors Friday. (New York Post)

After 18 years in prison, Hells Angels hitman can begin to apply for parole

A long legal battle involving a hitman for the Hells Angels came to a close Friday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court when lawyers agreed that Dean Daniel Kelsie can now begin applying for parole. Kelsie shot and killed Sean Simmons in the lobby of an apartment building in north-end Dartmouth, N.S., on Oct. 3, 2000. Kelsie was one of four men who took part in the killing. (CBC)

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