Montreal Mafia
    Montreal's most powerful criminal organization is, arguably, the Mafia. Active in Quebec since the early 1900s, the group has been  able to develop a  nearly impregnable hierarchy  and establish international drug networks.

     The organization was, for many years, a branch office of  New York City's powerful Bonanno Crime  Family. The group, led by the  influential Vic "The Egg" Cotroni, ran huge  gambling rings, corrupted  politicians, and smuggled  millions worth of narcotics into the  American market. The profits  of these  illicit activities were laundered through  legitimate businesses, further expanding the organization's influence.

     A  power struggle erupted  between the Calabrian and Sicilian factions of  the family in  the late 1970s. Several mobsters would lose their lives before the war was ended with the assassination of boss Paolo Violi. Vito Rizzuto, of the Sicilian wing, assumed control. He broke the family off from the Bonannos and established close ties with the powerful Caruana/Cuntrera Family.

     The Mafia, along  with the predominantly Irish West End Gang  and the Hells Angels, make up Montreal's "Consortium". The group determines the price of drugs, the amounts that are imported, and  who it  is  sold to. Vito Rizzuto is  reputedly  in  control  and  leads  an  extremely  powerful, secretive, and disciplined group.

Profiles:
Vic "The Egg" Cotroni
(Reputed Boss; Born in 1911, died in 1984)
Index
Paolo Violi
(Reputed Underboss; Born in the early 1930s, died in 1978)
Vito Rizzuto
(Reputed Boss; Born in 1946, --- )
Giuseppe "Pep" Cotroni
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in 1920, died in 1979)
Francesco "Frank" Cotroni
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in 1931, died in 2004)
William "Willie Obie" Obront
(Reputed Associate; Born in 1924, --- )
Luigi Greco
(Reputed Underboss; Born in the mid 1910s, died in 1972)
Conrad Bouchard
(Reputed Associate; Born in the early 1930s, died in 1995)
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in 1922, died in 1997)
Nicola "Cola" Di Iorio
Joseph "Little Joe" Horvath
(Reputed Associate; Born around 1930, died in 1974)
(Reputed Soldier; Born in the late 1930s, died in 1977)
Francesco Violi
Jos Di Maulo
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in the early 1940s, --- )
Francesco Cotroni Jr
(Reputed Soldier; Born in 1960, --- )
Vincenzo "Jimmy" Di Maulo
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in 1938, --- )
Paolo "Paul" Cotroni
(Reputed Soldier; Born in 1956, died in 1998)
Frank Dasti
(Reputed Soldier; Born in 1914, died in the 1980s)
Michel Pozza
(Reputed Soldier; Born in the mid 1920s, died in 1982)
Angelo Lanzo
(Reputed Soldier; D.O.B. unknown, died in 1974)
Antonio "Tony" Teoli
(Reputed Soldier; Born in the late 1940s, --- )
Vincenzo "Jimmy Rent-A-Gun" De Santis
(Reputed Soldier; Born in the mid 1930s, --- )
Vincenzo "Jimmy" Soccio
(Reputed Soldier; D.O.B. unknown, died in the late 1970s or 80s)
Valentino "Val" Morielli
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in the mid 1940s, --- )
Nicolo "Nick" Rizzuto
(Reputed Advisor; Born in 1924, --- )
Anthony "Tony" Volpato
(Reputed Soldier; Born in the mid 1940s, --- )
Giuseppe "Joe" Morello
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in the mid 1940s, --- )
Peter "The Russian" Stephanoff
(Reputed Associate; D.O.B. unknown, died in the 1970s or 80s)
Rocco Violi
(Reputed Soldier; Born around 1940, died in 1980)
(Reputed Soldier; Born in the mid 1940s, --- )
Leonardo "Dino la Terreur" Paccione
Nicodemo Cotroni
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in 1955, --- )
Armand Courville
(Reputed Associate; Born in the early 1910s, died in 1991)
Raynald Desjardins
(Reputed Associate; Born in the early 1950s, --- )
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in the early 1940s, died in 2004 )
Paolo Gervasi
Sabatino "Sam" Nicolucci
(Reputed Soldier; Born around 1947, --- )
(Reputed Soldier; Born in the early 1970s, --- )
Antonio "Tony" Marabella
Réal Simard
(Reputed Associate; Born in the early 1950s, --- )
Emanuele Ragusa
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born in or around 1940, --- )
Domenico Tozzi
(Reputed Soldier; Born in the early 1940s, --- )
The Bonanno Connection
Raymond Fernandez
(Reputed Associate; Born in the late 1950s, --- )
Frank Petrula
(Reputed Associate; Born around the 1910s, died in 1958)
(Reputed Soldier; Born in 1964, died in 2001)
Nick Cotroni
Gaetano "Guy" Panepinto
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born around 1960, died in 2000)
Frank Martorana
(Reputed Lieutenant; Born around 1959, --- )
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