Saturday, April 20, 2019

Former casino investigators question whether officials unwilling to stop money laundering

VANCOUVER - Several former investigators who say they lost jobs in B.C.’s casino industry for whistle-blowing are questioning whether some B.C. officials deliberately allowed government-regulated casinos to be used as hubs for money laundering.(Global News)

Hells Angel on the run for 10 months arrested in the Dominican Republic

An alleged member of the Hells Angels’ Montreal chapter is expected to appear before a judge at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday after having avoided arrest in an organized crime investigation for 10 months. (Montreal Gazette)

Mob hit: Cece Luppino gunned down outside parents’ home

HAMILTON - Police are investigating whether ties to traditional organized crime is behind the city's first murder of the year — 43-year-old Cece Luppino gunned down outside his Mountain Brow home. The Luppino name is notorious in Hamilton. Cece's father is Rocco Luppino, one of the son's of the late Giacomo Luppino — the original family mob boss. (Hamilton Spectator)

Court shuts down Hells Angels appeal to keep Welland clubhouse

Try as they might, the owners of a Hells Angels clubhouse in Welland aren't getting their building back. The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a Superior Court ruling from 2017 that ordered the gang's fortress at 855 Darby Rd. to be seized, alongside a swath of Hells Angels paraphernalia. (CBC)

Mafia-tied developer, Tony Magi, shot dead in Montreal

MONTREAL - To many police investigators familiar with the conflicts Tony Magi was involved in over the course of many years, what happened in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on Thursday was inevitable. (Montreal Gazette)
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  • McDonald’s mob hit aided by tracking device under car

    NEW YORK - The men accused of fatally shooting a reputed mobster in the drive-thru of a Bronx McDonald’s tracked him down with the help of the GPS device they hid under his car, according to prosecutors Friday. (New York Post)

    Jury strips Mongols of gang logo

    LOS ANGELES - A Cal­ifornia jury decided Fri­day that the Mongols mo­tor­cycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind ver­dict, federal prosecutors said.(Antelope Valley Press)

    London Hells Angel arrested in drug probe

    A London, Ont., man who police say is a “known” Hells Angel biker faces several drug and weapons charges after police raids on two homes and a storage locker found cocaine, Percocet tablets, brass knuckles and Tasers. (Toronto Star)

    Crown mistake exposed informant, killing massive money laundering investigation

    VANCOUVER - A massive RCMP investigation of alleged underground bankers in Richmond, B.C., estimated to be laundering over $1-billion per year, collapsed in November because federal prosecutors mistakenly exposed the identity of a police informant who they feared could have been killed if the case proceeded, Global News has learned. (Global)

    Cancun wraps 2018 with at least 540 homicides

    Formerly peaceful Cancún continues to experience shocking levels of cartel violence. The previous annual record for murders was smashed in 2018 with 540, as opposed to 2017’s 227.(Breitbart News)

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