Thursday, August 6, 2020

Mafia-tied developer, Tony Magi, shot dead in Montreal

MONTREAL - To many police investigators familiar with the conflicts Tony Magi was involved in over the course of many years, what happened in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on Thursday was inevitable. (Montreal Gazette)
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  • 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)

    Jury strips Mongols of gang logo

    LOS ANGELES - A Cal­ifornia jury decided Fri­day that the Mongols mo­tor­cycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind ver­dict, federal prosecutors said.(Antelope Valley Press)

    London Hells Angel arrested in drug probe

    A London, Ont., man who police say is a “known” Hells Angel biker faces several drug and weapons charges after police raids on two homes and a storage locker found cocaine, Percocet tablets, brass knuckles and Tasers. (Toronto Star)

    Crown mistake exposed informant, killing massive money laundering investigation

    VANCOUVER - A massive RCMP investigation of alleged underground bankers in Richmond, B.C., estimated to be laundering over $1-billion per year, collapsed in November because federal prosecutors mistakenly exposed the identity of a police informant who they feared could have been killed if the case proceeded, Global News has learned. (Global)

    Cancun wraps 2018 with at least 540 homicides

    Formerly peaceful Cancún continues to experience shocking levels of cartel violence. The previous annual record for murders was smashed in 2018 with 540, as opposed to 2017’s 227.(Breitbart News)

    Mafia informant’s brother shot dead on Christmas Day

    PESARO, Italy - The brother of a Calabrian mafia informant was gunned down by two assailants on Christmas Day in a brutal execution that has raised questions over the Italian police's ability to protect the families of ex-gang members. (AFP)

    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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  • Italian Mafia activities are expanding abroad and European police forces are unprepared

    Members of the Italian mafia like to travel abroad – not necessarily for pleasure, but to make money. And the harm they are doing to European economies is often underplayed, trivialised or ignored. (The Conversation)

    OPP bust organized crime group accused of making illegal guns

    Ontario Provincial Police have charged 23 people after an eight-month investigation into the trafficking of illegal firearms and drugs by an organized crime group in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas. (CBC)

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