Montreal Mafia Part 2

February 24, 2020

In this second episode Gary and Cam go into the reason why Vito Rizzuto was charged in the famous murder of the three Capos in New York City. This story is a great example of how no good deed goes unpunished. During upheaval in the Bonanno family, a Bonanno Capo named Joe Messino gets approval from the Commission to remove three opposing Capos in his family to clear the way for him to become the new boss. Messino calls on Vito Rizzuto to help with this hit. Unbeknownst to Rizzuto, this same Joe Messino will later become the first Mob boss to make a deal with the FBI and among other information, he gave up, he named Rizzuto as a member of the hit team that murdered the three Capos. Vito will be extradited back to the U.S. and serve about 10 years in prison. The Montreal underworld will deteriorate into warring factions without the steady hand of Vito Rizzuto.

 

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