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Montreal Mafia clan under siege

Another Rizzuto associate gunned down in broad daylight


 

For years, the Rizzuto clan in Montreal ruled the country’s criminal underworld. But a changing of the guard is clearly underway. Vito Rizzuto—the reputed godfather of the crime organization—is serving a 10-year prison sentence in the United States for racketeering. His son, Nick, was murdered in December, and his brother-in-law, Paolo Renda, remains missing after being abducted near his home in May. And yesterday, outside a food-distribution company in St. Leonard, long-time Rizzuto associate Agostino Cuntrera was shot dead in a drive-by hit. (Another man, reportedly Cuntrera’s bodyguard, was also killed). Cuntrera was sentenced in 1978 to five years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to murder Calbrian Mafia don Paulo Violi, which allowed the Sicilian clan led by the Rizzutos to gain control of Montreal. Before yesterday’s shooting, Cuntrera had reportedly assumed more of a leadership role in the organization. “He was known in the community, you know,” said one person lingering near the crime scene. “He was known as a good guy.”

Montreal Gazette


 
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Montreal Mafia clan under siege

  1. Couldn't have happened to a nicer family.

    But then, ongoing insatiable demand for an illegal product will keep these scum in business. We can deal with the "insatiable demand" (fail) or the "illegal." I wonder when we'll ever get the courage.

  2. They kept the place in order!

    • Barry Anderson…you are a complete fraud. You were lucky once to avoid being found guilty in a court of law for an entire host of crimes that would have seen you jailed for life. Don’t pretend to sit here and talk about keeping the place in order, like you were keeping your hands nice and clean, just ask the folks over at Sidbek, or they guy who is in the witness protection program because you and your cronies!

      • Eyespy, you have made my day with your blurb about the truth.
        Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mark, and I am the one you referred to in your response to Barry’s comment, the person that is in the witness protection program. The very same person that provided testimony, truth and fact to the persecutors and the police.The person who wore a wire for a year, and assisted Barry in his criminal activities under the very watchful eye of the police and scores of detectives. Yes Barry, I am still very much alive, and doing very well today and ever since the day I finally left Montreal on June 4th, 1993 for good.
        Everyone once in awhile< i would Google your name, along with Peter Desmiers name, just to see if I had missed any obituaries. I have followed you and Peter for some time, and I am very much aware of where you both are today, and even what foundation that Peter works for to this day. But then I had to finally let it all go, and stop allowing what happened control or consume my life, or for that matter, keep looking over my shoulder. Which for the record, I don't do anymore, and have no need too either. You are what most commoners of today's society refer to as "scum" or "Bottom feeder of Life". You pray on the weak, you manipulate those who are most in need. A classic example of that is when you recruited soldiers from within AA to do all your dirty work, to commit heinous crimes, and to lie for you, all in hopes of providing some sick and twisted fellowship to suit your own personal needs of loyalty.
        I was no angel during that heyday, and I certainly made allot of mistakes. For those I paid my own personal price. However today, I also help lay a path to those in my community by working with disadvantaged youth who are in the social services system. I am a mentor, I am a father, I am a husband. And I give back and donate whatever spare time I have to making a positive difference in a youths troubled life. Additionally, I also work full time as a corporate trainer and motivational speaker to Fortune 500 companies across North America.
        I am happy, and I lead a productive life. And yes Barry, I even pay my taxes, and refuse to blame everyone around me for my past. Something you have never been able to solve or change with your own life. A clear example of this would most certainly be your failed radio show. Yes Barry, I am aware of that too.
        Today I found peace again for those long gone days. I found this website forum, and it contained the one true justice I had always hoped for. You were called out for being the person you were, that you are, and the person you always will be. Although the crown prosecutor failed to deliver the sentence you always truly deserved, and you made a mockery of the justice system by chance, the words spoken here,which will remain a part of your life forever, is the best sentence you could have received.
        I dedicate this to one very special person, the person whom believed me, worked with me and led me to a better life. Sgt.Detective Raymond Poirer of the MUCPD/ Verdun. May his retirement years have no thoughts or regrets of ever having to deal with you again, or be troubled by the thoughts of the one "who got away".
        And in closing to you Mr.Anderson and Peter Desmier. Never write a check that your ass cant cash!

        Thank you – Mark

  3. Barry Anderson…you are a complete fraud. You were lucky once to avoid being found guilty in a court of law for an entire host of crimes that would have seen you jailed for life. Don’t pretend to sit here and talk about keeping the place in order, like you were keeping your hands nice and clean, just ask the folks over at Sidbek, or they guy who is in the witness protection program because you and your cronies!

  4. Barry Anderson: Drug dealer, illegal weapons, insurance fraud, etc.. you’re one to make comments.

  5. Barry Anderson keeps his stolen handguns in his garage’s sewer drain. He grows pot plants in that same house.