Friday, July 19, 2019

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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  • Man with mob ties shot dead in north Montreal

    MONTREAL - After surviving an attempt on his life two years ago, a man with ties to the Montreal Mafia was fatally shot in a Laval hotel lobby Saturday night. (Montreal Gazette)

    Bikers with links to Hells Angels charged in Red Deer drug bust

    On April 30, members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) concluded Project Rocker by raiding three homes in Red Deer, where they seized three kilograms of cocaine, 2.8 kilograms of marijuana, a handgun and SKS rifle, four vehicles and $78,794 in cash. (Calgary Herald)

    B.C. AG eyes expanding scope of special anti-money laundering unit

    VANCOUVER - The B.C. government may expand the scope of a proposed policing unit, meant to specialize in money laundering in casinos, to other areas, including real estate. (The Province)

    Hamilton mob boss shot in Mississauga

    Two years after the murder of his younger brother, Hamilton mobster Pat Musitano was shot multiple times outside his lawyer’s Mississauga office Thursday. (Globe & Mail)
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  • Tony Musitano, once a notorious mob boss, dead at 72

    For all of the mayhem he caused, Musitano was a surprisingly funny and sociable man who professed to have cleaned up his act after prison — but always left a hint that this may not be the full story. (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)

    Fugitive linked to B.C. men charged in China and Thailand

    Two B.C. men now in prisons in China and Thailand on serious drug charges were allegedly working for an international fugitive wanted in both Canada and the U.S. (The Province)

    Alleged money launderer challenging order to turn over bank records

    VANCOUVER - One of the alleged operators of a massive Lower Mainland money-laundering scheme has launched a federal court challenge to quash a Canada Revenue Agency order for six banks to produce financial information. (The Province)

    Gambino crime family boss gunned down in front of his Staten Island home

    NEW YORK - Gambino crime family boss Frank (Franky Boy) Cali was gunned down Wednesday night in a gory hit in front of his Staten Island home, police sources said. Cali, 53, was shot six times in the chest by a gunman in a blue pickup truck on Hilltop Terrace near Four Corners Road in Todt Hill about 9:15 p.m. Medics took him to Staten Island University Hospital, where he died.(New York Daily News)
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