Friday, July 19, 2019

Mississauga murder victim was Hells Angel: Reports

The 32-year-old man murdered in the parking lot of a Mississauga gym was targeted in a gangland-style assassination, according to published reports. Police sources say the man was a full-patch Hells Angel. (Toronto Sun)

Woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover

A 64-year-old woman allegedly hired four Sicilian mafia henchmen to murder her ex-lover who had stolen her jewels, according to police. The killers, all Sicilians, carried out their order by walling the man in cement while he was still alive. (The Guardian)

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)

Mafia ‘super fugitive’ arrested in Italy after 14 years on the run

NAPLES - A top mafia fugitive dubbed the second most dangerous man in Italy was arrested Saturday after spending 14 years on the run. Marco Di Lauro, 38, was arrested at an apartment in Naples, where he lived with his wife, according to police. (Fox News)

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)

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)

Charges filed in three organized crime hits in St. Léonard

MONTREAL - Charges were filed Tuesday in connection with three murders carried out in the St-Léonard borough in December. In one case, Giovanni Presta Jr., 33, of Terrebonne is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Sébastien Beauchamp, 44, a former member of a Hells Angels support club who was gunned down on Dec. 20 at a gas station in the borough. (Montreal Gazette)

Man killed in Kamloops drug war shot dead in case of mistaken identity

KAMLOOPS - RCMP have confirmed that a man killed in an on-going drug war in the region was a victim of mistaken identity. On Jan. 23, Rex Gill and Cody Mathieu were shot and killed at the Kamloops Comfort Inn and Suites. According to Kamloops RCMP, the investigation has confirmed Mathieu was an intended target but Gill was gunned down accidentally. (CBC)
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    VANCOUVER - In July 2018, an international agency that sets anti-money laundering standards quietly released an explanatory report on professional money laundering. In the 53-page report, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force made a stunning claim: A “massive” underground bank in B.C. had laundered more than $1 billion a year. (The Province)
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    Gunman storm bar in Cancun, kill 5, wound 5 more

    Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday.Quintana Roo state prosecutors said in a statement that the attack took place in a club called La Kuka, which is located on a main avenue in central Cancun about 4 miles (6 kilometres) away from the seaside tourist hotel zone. (CTV)

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