December, 2012

Joe Todaro, reputed Buffalo mob boss and confirmed pizza maker, dies

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Police believe John Papalia of Hamilton was part of the Joe Todaro group, before Papalia succumbed to gunshot wounds in 1997. Todaro died of natural causes, never having been convicted on anything mob-related.

Another Rizzuto shooting

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Another man linked to Vito Rizzuto has been shot.

Vito Rizzuto’s uncle heading home after prison stint

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Domenico Manno, the uncle of embattled Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto, is heading home to Montreal after more than 14 years in an American prison for drug trafficking. He’s one of the men convicted of the 1978 hit on Paolo Violi that opened the door for the Rizzutos to rise to power.

Hamilton Hells Angels fighting to get gear back

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Police scooped up loads of Hells Angels gear in a raid on the bikers’ Hamilton clubhouse. Now the building is a sandwich shop and the gear lies in storage. The bikers hope to use a recent court ruling to get back their club plaques and gear, saying it’s a symbol of brotherhood, not crime.

Latest victim in Montreal mob wars identified

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Emilio Cordileone had once been close to Frank (The Big Guy) Cotroni and Vito Rizzuto. He was more recently allied to Rizzuto enemies. GTA and Montreal mobsters often found in armour-plated vehicles now.

Montreal mob hit victim not identified

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Police haven’t yet released the name of Montreal’s latest mob hit. He’s in his 50s and known to police, which doesn’t narrow things down much.

Toronto Hells Angels can expect gold and diamonds from Crown

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

A judge has ordered the Crown to return gold and diamond jewellery and club clothing, as well as a hand-carved clock to the Downtown Toronto Hells Angels, saying it’s not “offense-related property.”

What’s German for “really dumb kid”?

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

What do you say to your child when he hurls a puppy at passing outlaw bikers? Child need more therapy than the bikers.