Sunday, May 19, 2019

Hells Angels assassin turned informant makes 2nd attempt at parole

MONTREAL - At his first Parole Board of Canada hearing in December 2016, Stéphane "Godasse" Gagné recognized the harm he did as a drug dealer and assassin for the Hells Angels, apologizing to the two daughters of the prison guard he killed. (CBC)

Hunted for months, reputed mobster gunned down in McDonald’s drive-thru

NEW YORK - For months, Sylvester Zottola has been pursued by someone who wanted him dead. On Thursday evening, as night fell outside a McDonald’s on Webster Avenue in the Bronx, it appears that someone caught up with him. (NY Times)

Three full patch Hells Angels plead guilty to drug trafficking charges

MONTREAL - Three full-patch members of the Hells Angels, including one of the biker gang’s founding members in Canada, and a member of the Repentigny police pleaded guilty to various drug trafficking charges at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday. (Montreal Gazette)

The new mob is wising up and keeping quiet

NEW YORK - Thirty-three years after John Gotti carried out his audacious hit on crime boss Paul Castellano, which flouted Mafia rules and brought a wave of devastating prosecutions under the Dapper Don’s brash reign, New York’s five crime families have reverted to their old-guard ways. (NY Post)

Man with ties to Hells Angels shot and killed in Laval restaurant

LAVAL - The Sureté du Quebec is investigating an assassination that took place in a Laval restaurant on Tuesday evening. Witnesses said that a gunman fired at one individual sitting in the Fusion restaurant on Levesque Blvd. around 8 p.m., then fled the scene. (CTV News)

Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to cartels

MEXICO CITY - Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. (CTV News)

Hitman’s first job was failed execution of a Hells Angel

VANCOUVER - The woman dressed in a burqa carefully clutching her purse boarded the Canada Line SkyTrain at the Bridgeport station in Richmond, B.C. Underneath the disguise was Knowah Truth Ferguson, a Hamilton man just two months past his 18th birthday. Inside the purse was a .45-calibre gun and a Glock pistol. (Hamilton Spectator)

Organized crime moving online RCMP struggling to keep up

OTTAWA - Organized crime is moving online and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is struggling to keep up, according to a briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki when she took over the top job earlier this year. (CBC)

Police make arrest in mobster Musitano murder

HAMILTON - Police have made an arrest in the May 2017 slaying of Hamilton mobster Angelo Musitano and a York Region woman believed to have been killed by the same gunman two months earlier. (Hamilton Spectator)
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