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ID:

253

Date:

2007-10-05

Headline:

Late Montreal crime boss tried to trick U.S. government

Reporter's name:

Paul Cherry

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

CanWest News Service

City:

Montreal

Summary:

The younger brother of a man Canadian officials described in the 1970s as the godfather of the Montreal Mafia tried to reduce his sentence in U.S. federal prison by tricking the U.S. government, a plan that failed and sparked his associates to put out a contract on his life, according to more than 600 pages of FBI documents obtained under FOIA by CanWest News Service, which documents the plot.

Keywords:

Canada, organized crime, Frank Cotroni, Vincenzo Cotroni, Montreal, mafia, Bonanno crime family, U.S. Secret Service, counterfeiting


Agencies:

FBI

States:

CANADA

Categories:

FBI


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