Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Hunted for months, reputed mobster gunned down in McDonald’s drive-thru

NEW YORK - For months, Sylvester Zottola has been pursued by someone who wanted him dead. On Thursday evening, as night fell outside a McDonald’s on Webster Avenue in the Bronx, it appears that someone caught up with him. (NY Times)

Parts of Hells Angels report ruled inadmissible at forfeiture trial

VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court judge has criticized an “expert” report about the Hells Angels filed by the Director of Civil Forfeiture as full of biased, unsubstantiated claims about the biker club. (The Province)

Two charged for murder of Hells Angel in Surrey drive-thru

Nathan James De Jong and Calvin Junior Powery-Hooker, both born in 1998, each face a charge of murder, according to court documents. The men made their first court appearance Saturday and are set to next appear in Surrey provincial court on Tuesday. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • ‘El Chapo’ enforcer ‘El Chino Anthrax’ found murdered in Mexican desert

    A former top enforcer for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s cartel who vanished from federal parole supervision in San Diego was found murdered in Mexico alongside his sister and brother-in-law, officials said. (New York Post)

    Secret police study finds organized crime may have laundered $1B through Vancouver real estate

    VANCOUVER - The stately $17-million mansion owned by a suspected fentanyl importer is at the end of a gated driveway on one of the priciest streets in Shaughnessy, Vancouver’s most exclusive neighbourhood. A block away is a $22-million gabled manor that police have linked to a high-stakes gambler and property developer with suspected ties to the Chinese police services. (Global News)

    Judge rules rights violated, acquits alleged mobster Leonardo Rizzuto

    MONTREAL - Alleged Montreal Mafia leader Leonardo Rizzuto was acquitted Monday on charges related to a police operation in which two guns and five grams of cocaine were found inside his home. (Montreal Gazette)

    Hells Angel arrested, likely biggest ever seizure of meth in Manitoba say RCMP

    Police say a series of organized crime raids executed in Winnipeg and the Interlake Wednesday has likely brought in one the largest seizures of meth Manitoba has ever seen. (Global News)

    Cocaine implicated in U.S. couple’s kidnapping was destined for the Hells Angels

    A large quantity of cocaine seized in Vermont, believed to have been the motive behind an elderly couple being kidnapped and smuggled from New York to Quebec in September, was allegedly destined for the Hells Angels. (Montreal Gazette)

    Ex-Mafia boss ‘Cadillac Frank’ sentenced to life in prison for 1993 murder

    BOSTON –  Former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was unrepentant Thursday as he was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner, declaring that the "real story" will come out one day. (Fox News)

    Man linked to Hells Angels dies after St. Leonard shooting

    MONTREAL - A 44-year-old man with reported links to the Hells Angels died of multiple bullet wounds Thursday night after being shot outside a gas station in St-Léonard earlier in the day, police said. (Montreal Gazette)
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