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McGill Tribune

McGill Tribune
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:47:50 -0700

Rizzuto Sr. began his career in the mafia as an associate of the Cotroni family, forming a crew by way of his roots, and getting help from relatives and associates with ties to Sicily. Rizzuto Sr. was often closely linked to the Sicilian Mafia and did ...
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.

CTV News

CTV News
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 07:26:56 -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, but Zampino said he ...
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 ...

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
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, 04 Oct 2012 15:18:45 -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 ...
National Post
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:08:24 -0700

He recalled that during his time under cover, the Bonanno family worked closely with the Cotroni family in Montreal. He alluded to the Canadian gunman — Vito Rizzuto — brought in for a 1981 hit on three New York capos, but he did not mention Rizzuto ...

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