Monday, January 4, 2010

mafia: Nick Rizzuto gunned down in Montreal:

Nick Rizzuto Jr.'s assassination will have further repercussions on the organized crime underworld, say crime experts.
The son of Vito Rizzuto, the reputed head of Canada's mafia, was killed Monday as he was standing beside his car near an apartment complex in Notre Dame de Grace.
He was shot numerous times in the chest.
"The murder took place in the weakest moment of the Rizzuto crime family history," said Antonio Nicaso, who has made a career out of writing books on Canada's crime families. "They look more like disorganized crime than a powerful organization."
Nicaso said the family started running into trouble after Vito Rizzuto was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of racketeering and pleading guilty to being present at the scene of a triple murder. Read more: