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Tony Musitano, once a notorious mob boss, dead at 72

For all of the mayhem he caused, Musitano was a surprisingly funny and sociable man who professed to have cleaned up his act after prison — but always left a hint that this may not be the full story. (National Post)

Six men convicted in kidnapping and double homicide

VANCOUVER - Six men were convicted Thursday in connection with the fatal shootings of two people in an east Vancouver home that were witnessed by a young boy and were followed by the abduction and torturing of a man. (Vancouver Sun)

Fugitive linked to B.C. men charged in China and Thailand

Two B.C. men now in prisons in China and Thailand on serious drug charges were allegedly working for an international fugitive wanted in both Canada and the U.S. (The Province)

Alleged money launderer challenging order to turn over bank records

VANCOUVER - One of the alleged operators of a massive Lower Mainland money-laundering scheme has launched a federal court challenge to quash a Canada Revenue Agency order for six banks to produce financial information. (The Province)

Gambino crime family boss gunned down in front of his Staten Island home

NEW YORK - Gambino crime family boss Frank (Franky Boy) Cali was gunned down Wednesday night in a gory hit in front of his Staten Island home, police sources said. Cali, 53, was shot six times in the chest by a gunman in a blue pickup truck on Hilltop Terrace near Four Corners Road in Todt Hill about 9:15 p.m. Medics took him to Staten Island University Hospital, where he died.(New York Daily News)
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  • Mississauga murder victim was Hells Angel: Reports

    The 32-year-old man murdered in the parking lot of a Mississauga gym was targeted in a gangland-style assassination, according to published reports. Police sources say the man was a full-patch Hells Angel. (Toronto Sun)

    Woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover

    A 64-year-old woman allegedly hired four Sicilian mafia henchmen to murder her ex-lover who had stolen her jewels, according to police. The killers, all Sicilians, carried out their order by walling the man in cement while he was still alive. (The Guardian)

    Parts of Hells Angels report ruled inadmissible at forfeiture trial

    VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court judge has criticized an “expert” report about the Hells Angels filed by the Director of Civil Forfeiture as full of biased, unsubstantiated claims about the biker club. (The Province)

    Mafia ‘super fugitive’ arrested in Italy after 14 years on the run

    NAPLES - A top mafia fugitive dubbed the second most dangerous man in Italy was arrested Saturday after spending 14 years on the run. Marco Di Lauro, 38, was arrested at an apartment in Naples, where he lived with his wife, according to police. (Fox News)

    Alleged Mafia leader sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine plot

    TORONTO - In a historic case, alleged ‘Ndrangheta “local crime boss” Giuseppe “Pino” Ursino was slammed with a 10-year penitentiary sentence for several charges linked to cocaine trafficking for a criminal organization. (Toronto Sun)

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