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Toronto Sun
Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:53:30 -0800

14, 1976: The Rizzuto family's take over began with the death of Pietro Sciarra, the consigliere (most trusted adviser) to acting Cotroni family head honcho Paolo Violi. He was gunned down outside a movie theatre after watching The Godfather with his wife.
Montreal Gazette
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:05:51 -0800

Another collection of flowers bore a note from "the Cotroni family." It was through the Cotronis — lead by Vic Cotroni and his brothers Frank and Giuseppe, all of whom are now deceased — that Di Maulo became an influential figure in the mob. During ...

National Post

National Post
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:04:04 -0700

Zampino also denied knowing Vito Rizzuto, the man considered to be in charge of the Mafia in Montreal following the demise of the Cotroni family. The inquiry indicated it was in possession of a photo of Zampino and Rizzuto together. Zampino said he ...
Montreal Gazette
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:59:27 -0800

De Champlain describes how Di Maulo was involved in a dispute, during the late-1970s, with another man considered to be a leader in the Cotroni family. The conflict involved drug trafficking turf and control over a union representing downtown hotel and ...

Montreal Gazette

Montreal Gazette
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:02:31 -0800

Members of the Rizzuto clan bought and sold real-estate with the city of Montreal: Expropriation of three parcels of vacant land to create a reserve for the Drapeau-era Opération 10,000 logements program (*see below): In March 1983, the city of ...

Montreal Gazette

Montreal Gazette
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:26:46 -0700

22, 1978, murder of Paolo Violi, who was the head of the Cotroni family. The Rizzutos gradually took over control of the Mafia in Montreal after Violi was murdered. Manno received a seven-year sentence after pleading guilty to conspiring to kill Violi ...
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:33:45 -0700

Paolo Violi, 38: Since the 1950s, Montreal's Cotroni family was the foremost Mafia clan in Canada, controlling swaths of territory across Ontario and Quebec. Until the '70s, that is, when the Sicilian faction of the clan, headed by Nicolo Rizzuto ...
Daily Mail
Fri, 12 Nov 2010 13:56:01 -0800

An 86-year-old mob boss has been gunned down outside his home in the latest killing in a Mafia blood feud. Nicolo Rizzuto was shot dead by a lone gunman who was hiding in the woods outside the family patriarch's Montreal house. His wife and daughter ...

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