Saturday, July 20, 2019
Project Sindacato: Following Dirty Money Leads Police To Alleged Mafia Clan North Of Toronto Living Life Of Luxury
Andrian Humphreys offers a piece on the takedown of an Figliomento organed crime family in Toronto at the Canadian newspaper the National Post.
VAUGHAN, ONT. — Mobsters started fretting at precisely 9 p.m. on Friday when police crashed into several gambling dens north of Toronto, seizing equipment, paperwork, money. Word then spread among better-connected gangsters that homes of Mafia members were also being raided, their friends led away in handcuffs.
And, then, the big news: one of those arrested was the alleged boss of a powerful Mafia organization with international ties.
If mobsters thought this was just another periodic gambling crackdown, which they apparently did, the news kept getting worse.
Over the weekend and into this week, raids and search warrants kept coming: real estate offices, accountants firms, a bookkeeper, a loan company, a former banker, construction companies and other businesses were all raided by police.
Even on Thursday, 400 to 500 bank accounts were frozen.
It didn’t feel like business as usual, an underworld source said. It got worse “day after f—in day.”
York Regional Police revealed the mystery behind the commotion Thursday — it was the endgame of a remarkable investigation attacking a powerful Mafia clan allegedly operating for decades, more or less with impunity, in the Toronto area and beyond.
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