MONTREAL The city’s latest homicide victim had deep ties to the local Mafia, police sources say.
Sam Fasulo, 37, died Sunday after being shot several times while he was driving in a sports utility vehicle in Montreal North on Friday afternoon. Continue Reading »
Denied Refugee Status
An American man claiming the Mafia and the CIA are conspiring to silence him — just as they killed his father and grandfather — was denied refugee protection in Canada because he could not prove the conspiracy in court.
The complicated tale of Michael Ellero, 44, of Phoenix, is told in some 700 pages of self-penned prose, a treatise he claims documents his work for the U. S. Department of Justice, payments by the Mafia to relatives of Hillary Clinton, and a nefarious campaign to destroy him after reporting office misdeeds to his boss — including the involvement of a lawyer in the death of a colleague. Continue Reading »
Gerlando Caruana was arrested in project Omerta, a Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit investigation, in 1998. Photograph by: Gazette file photo
Despite his stunning admission that he was a “man of honour” in the Sicilian Mafia while he conspired to smuggle large quantities of cocaine into Canada, Gerlando Caruana of Montreal has been turned down for full parole.
During a parole hearing held Friday morning at the Federal Training Centre in Laval, Caruana, 65, finally acknowledged that he and his younger brother Alfonso were part of the Sicilian Mafia, a extremely rare admission among those who are part of the secretive society that originated in Italy and, over the past century, carried over to countries like Canada and the U.S. Continue Reading »
Crown took easy way out, crime writer says
MONTREAL – Nicolo Rizzuto sat through his sentencing hearing yesterday with the patient look of a man who knew he would be sleeping in his own bed for the first time in nearly two years.
The 84-year-old Mafia boss leaned forward in his chair in the prisoner’s dock of the Montreal courthouse and stared at his hands as Quebec Court Judge Jean-Pierre Bonin accepted a carefully arranged plea deal that was months in the making. Continue Reading »
MONTREAL — Nicolo Rizzuto sat through his sentencing hearing with the patient look of a man who knew he’d be sleeping in his own bed for the first time in nearly two years.
The octogenarian mob boss leaned forward in his chair in the prisoner’s dock of the Montreal courthouse Thursday and stared at his hands as Quebec Court Judge Jean-Pierre Bonin essentially rubber-stamped a decision made months ago, according to several sources. Continue Reading »
Nicolo Rizzuto once enjoyed quasi-feudal loyalty from underlings
MONTREAL — Flanked by his most trusted associates, Nicolo Rizzuto shuffled into court wearing an elderly man’s grey cardigan instead of his trademark fedora and overcoat. Continue Reading »