Monday, May 17, 2021

Dead Hells Angel’s company linked to second murder victim

A Hells Angel who was shot to death in Surrey Aug. 2 once formed a numbered B.C. company that he transferred to an underworld associate who also ended up being murdered. (Postmedia)

Mob enforcer’s accused killer facing another murder charge

A 29-year-old already charged in a murder is now accused in the brazen takeout last November of reputed Mob enforcer Antonio “Scratch” Fiorda at an Etobicoke strip mall. (Toronto Sun)

Agent testifies in East End Hells Angels forfeiture case

VANCOUVER - An agent who infiltrated the East End Hells Angels more than a decade ago described in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday how he overheard a biker tell a prospect in the clubhouse to “take care” of someone believed to have robbed him. (Vancouver Sun)

Alleged Mafia leader sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine plot

TORONTO - In a historic case, alleged ‘Ndrangheta “local crime boss” Giuseppe “Pino” Ursino was slammed with a 10-year penitentiary sentence for several charges linked to cocaine trafficking for a criminal organization. (Toronto Sun)

11 alleged members of Gambino crime family arrested in mob bust

NEW YORK - Eleven alleged members of the Gambino organized crime family were locked up Thursday on federal charges including threatening people who owed them money, telling one in a conversation captured by wiretap to pay $100,000 or else lose his teeth. (AP)

Suspected mob boss gunned down in Ancaster

HAMILTON - Police are looking for witnesses after a fatal shooting in Ancaster late Thursday.(Toronto Sun)

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)

Former Mountie takes aim at toothless crime watchdog, hoping Ottawa has a fix

VICTORIA - Canada’s official watchdog on the proceeds of crime is little more than a collector of information — and not a very effective one at that, according to money-laundering expert Peter German. (Vancouver Sun)
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    Coverup? What coverup? That was the theme from the B.C. Liberals on Monday as this province’s long-awaited public inquiry into criminal money laundering kicked off in Vancouver. The inquiry, headed by Justice Austin Cullen, is supposed to be independent from government. And that’s a good thing, because this issue has become a witch’s brew of partisan political poison. (The Province)

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