It’s hard to call the No Surrender Crew (the old Toronto chapter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club) organized crime, since they weren’t that organized and didn’t make any money from crime. Some of them had troubles just keeping their cell phones paid up.
Some of the old Ontario Bandidos did move on to organized crime, including illegal online gambling. There’s real money there, especially in Super Bowl season. Jim Rankin of The Toronto Star and I took a look at how some of that money paid $2-million in victims’ compensation after a woman’s life was ruined in a botched gangland hit attempt.