I don’t know Vancouver Sun reporter Kim Bolan but I have respected her work for some time. She did a great job of covering the hit on East End Vancouver Hells Angel Juel Ross Stanton this week. It was an excellent example of energy and knowledge combining in reporting.
Her city of Vancouver’s difficult to fathom, as they have a myriad of groups, but not nearly as strong of a Mafia presence as here in Ontario.
Former Ontario biker Ion (Johnny K-9) Croituro’s in custody in B.C. now. He’s mentioned in a story I have in today’s paper, in which former Hamilton Mafia hitman Ken Murdock talks about his former nasty trade. Murdock says that the Hamilton mob wanted him dead for enforcement work he was doing for another crime family.
I don’t imagine there’s any shortage of suspects in the Stanton murder. I also wouldn’t bet it will be solved until someone is picked up on other charges, and then cuts a deal. Or maybe it will remain a mystery.
Nothing in Murdock’s former business is carved in stone, but there are some standard practices here in Eastern Canada, Generally, the Mafia generally prefers guns while dynamite is more of an outlaw biker way of doing things.