|Antonio "Tony" Teoli|
| Antonio Teoli was born in the late 1940s and began his career in the Montreal Mafia as a picciotto -soldier- under then lieutenant Paolo Violi. Teoli often sold his swag straight out of Violi's headquarters, the Reggio Bar
In the summer of 1973, restaurant owner Giovanni Proetti came to Violi for help. Pierre Lafleur, a deliverer that he had fired, was showing up and making problems in his establishment. Proetti offered Violi $500 to "solve his problem." Teoli and another soldier were sent to "talk" to Lafleur. The harrassment soon stopped.
A police Wiretap picked up Violi scolding Teoli and fellow soldier
|Pietro Bianco in August, 1973. He complained that the two were not productive, having not brought in any money in the last three days. Viola then suggested that they should rob his neighbor, who was away for the weekend.
According to informant Réal Simard, mob boss Frank Cotroni thought that Teoli was "no good." In the early 1980s, when Frank's son Francesco Jr. began to associate and spend a lot of time with Teoli, Cotroni ordered Simard to put an end to it. Simard took Francesco Jr. aside one day and explained his father's wishes.
Teoli, Andrew Scoppa, and Vincenzo Ciancio were picked up on November 14, 1998 and were charged with running an important drug network that distributed cocaine and heroin in restaurants and bars in the city's Villeray and Parc-Extension districts. Teoli and Scoppa were arrested at their homes in Laval, while Ciancio, their drug courrier, was picked up at his home in Montreal.
Eight kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated $32 million, was seized in the bust. Police also seized a 9mm revolver equipped with a silencer, $115,000 in Canadian and American currency, two Jeep Cherokees, and a Chrysler automobile.
Police had been investigating the trio for over a year. They suspect that Teoli has moved large quantities of drugs from Montreal to Toronto for the Rizzuto clan for a while now.