Posts Tagged ‘mobsters’

Pope Francis vs. Mafia: No Piety Among Mobsters


Pope Francis didn’t mince words during a recent visit to Calabria in southern Italy. Speaking of those responsible for one of the most horrific crimes Italy has seen in years — the murder of 3-year-old Nicola Campolongo, together with his grandfather and another adult, in a drug-related Mafia hit — the pope said the killers represent […]

Vito Rizzuto’s Funeral Draws Hundreds

Rizzuto Funeral Procession

MONTREAL — Police, bystanders and hundreds of mourners were on hand Monday for Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto’s funeral in the same church where his son and father were remembered after their violent deaths. Bells pealed as Rizzuto’s gold-coloured casket was carried out of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense Church in the heart of Montreal’s Little Italy.

Mafia Associate Gunned Down North of Montreal

Joe Di Maulo

MONTREAL – Former Rizzuto associate Joseph “Joe” Di Maulo was assassinated at his opulent home north of Montreal in the first Mob hit since boss Vito Rizzuto returned to Canada last month. The 70-year-old took two bullets to the head Sunday evening in Blainville, Que., sources told QMI Agency. His wife, Huguette Desjardins, found the body in […]

Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto Still Not Home


MONTREAL—A city awaiting the kingpin’s return had to wait yet another day. Despite being released from a U.S. prison and flown directly back to Canada, the stately home belonging to Montreal mafia boss Vito Rizzuto sat mostly quiet Monday, three days after his six-year conspiracy and racketeering sentence came to an end.

Mafia-linked Montreal Ice Cream Business Firebombed


An ice cream manufacturer whose owner has ties to the Montreal Mafia was firebombed early Sunday morning in the city’s St. Léonard borough, though there was little damage. It’s the sixth time in the last month that a business linked to Domenico Arcuri has been the target of arsonists. Police said several Molotov cocktails were used to […]

‘Ndrangheta: Italy’s Most Powerful Mafia

Anti-‘ndrangheta youth movement from Locri, Calabria. The banner reads “And now kill us all”. Photo: Enzo Greco

Raised in the shadow of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra for almost a century (according to the FBI, the ‘Ndrangheta was born in the 1860s in the island of Favignana, Sicily), the ‘Ndrangheta has had plenty of time and resources to quietly become a major player in the realm of organized crime thanks to its ability to […]

Whitey Bulger’s Girlfriend Catherine Greig May Face 10-Year Sentence

catherine Greig

BOSTON — The longtime girlfriend of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger should spend 10 years in prison because she knowingly protected one of the region’s most violent criminals for more than 16 years, federal prosecutors said Friday. In a sentencing memo filed in U.S. District Court, prosecutors say Catherine Greig hid Bulger’s identity and handled the daily […]

The Great Escape | How Boston’s Most Notorious Mobster Evaded Cops for 50 Years


John McIntyre brought a six-pack because he thought he was going to a party. What he found instead was hell. When McIntyre walked into the home he’d been invited to in Boston’s Southie neighborhood, the expected “party” consisted of just one man, who was waiting for McIntyre with handcuffs, rope and chains.