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#679054 - 11/25/12 11:09 PM Members of the Rizzuto clan
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This what I gathered from the book Mafia Inc. and the 2006 Project Colisée investigation where more than 91 people were rounded up and five were believed acting as leaders.

Vito Rizzuto(Acting boss)
Nick Rizzuto(Vito's son)DECEASED
Nicolo Rizzuto(Vito's father)DECEASED
Francesco Arcadi(assumed the role of leadership after Vito Rizzuto's arrest on Jan. 20, 2004 for racketeering)JAILED
Paolo Renda(brother-in-law of Vito)(?)
Rocco Sollecito(longtime Rizzuto associate)(?)
Francesco (Chit) Del Balso(lieutenant of Francesco Arcadi, supervised all aspects of the organization's multimillion-dollar bookmaking operation)(?)
Lorenzo Giordano(Francesco Arcadi lieutenant)(?)
Giuseppe De Vito(was smuggling cocaine for the family)JAILED
Giuseppe (Closure) Colapelle(De Vito's partner for a brief period because of a conflict) DECEASED
Moreno Gallo(was recorded delivering stacks of cash to the leaders of the Rizzuto crime family)DEPORTED
Desiderio (Desi) Pompa(bodyguard at the highest levels of the Mafia in Montreal)JAILED
Antonio (Tony) Mucci(influential mob figure in Montreal?)(?)

This is from the Charbonneau Commission:
Paolo Catania
Tony Renda(Paolo's brother)
Frank Arcadi
Nicolo Milioto (intermediary between contractors and the Rizzuto mafia clan)
Rocco Sollecito(In charge of dealing with construction cash for the Rizzuto)
Frank Catania(Construction Frank Catania and Associates)
Joey Piazza(TGA)
Lino Zambito(was giving his contract money to Milioto or Vito)
Domenic d'Allosio (?) (A.T.A Inc)
Franco Capello (Excavations Super Inc)
Francesco Catania (Catania and Associates)
Domenic Cammalleri (Constructions Mirabeau)
Tony Conte (Deceased)
Joe Salvo(Constructions Canasa Inc)


Boss
"Vito rizzuto"
Underboss
"Jos Di Maulo"
Consigliere
"Nicolo Rizzuto"
Captains/ lieutenants
"Francesco Arcadi"
"Nicodemo Cotroni"
"Frank Martorana"
"Vincenzo Di Maulo"
"Giuseppe Morello"
"Valentino Morielli"
"Emanuele Ragusa"
Soldiers
"Vincenzo De Santis"
"Francesco Cotroni Jr."
"Antonio Marabella"
"Sabatino Niccolucci"
"Leonardo Paccione"
"Antonio Teoli"
"Domenico Tozzi"
"Anthony Volpato"
"Raynald Desjardins"
"Raymond Fernandez"
"William "Willie Obie" Obront"
"Réal Simard"
Some more high-ranking members include -

Francesco Del Balso
Lorenzo Giordano
Paolo Renda
Rocco Sollecito

Other members and associates -

Constantine Alevizos
Ennio Bruni
Antony Capitanio
Antonio Caputo
Martino Caputo
Joseph Di Maulo
Andrea Di Paolo
Frank Faustini
Juan Ramon Fernandez
Moreno Gallo
Felice Italiano
Ray Kahno
Tony Mucci
Sabatino Nicolucci
Gaetano Panepinto
Anthony Papalia
Roberto Papalia
Sébastien Pierre-Louis
Giovanni Petrella
Joseph Renda
Pietro Scarcella
Girolamo Sciortino
Stefano Sollecito
Giuseppe Torre
Michele Torre
Pietro Triassi
Mariano Turrisi
Dario Zanetti
Benjamin Zappia
CREDITS TO furio_from_naples



Edited by LouietheJap (11/26/12 01:17 AM)

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#679075 - 11/26/12 01:02 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
LouietheJap Offline

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Liborio «Poncho» Cunlrera(Agostino's son)
Agostino Cunlrera(presumed acting boss)DECEASED
Vittorio Mirarchi(Reynald Desjardin's partner in the killing of Salvatore Montagna)JAILED
Domenico Arcuri(often seen at the Consenza and associate of Renald Desjardin)
Antonio Magi(close associate with Vito's son Nick Jr)
Antonio «Tony Suzuki» Pietrantonio(associate of Agostino [BadWord])
Lorenzo Lo Presti(Pietrantonio partner and liaison between the Montreal family and the Bonnano)
Antonio Mucci(important player in organized crime in Montreal) MISSING
Sergio Piccirilli(intermediate between the Hells Angels and the Rizzuto)
Andrea Scoppa
Antonio Volpato
Antonio Vanelli(all three associate of Joe Di Maulo)

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#679086 - 11/26/12 02:16 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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#679183 - 11/26/12 03:52 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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Thanks Louie... so now that his son and father are dead, is Vito the only "rizzuto" in O.C.?

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#679304 - 11/27/12 12:45 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: Jimmy_Two_Times]
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This gives an idea of the world wide reach of rizzuto. These guys were all acquitted and forfeiture of their assets reversed. From what I have read Vito was the main investor here in a big consortium so this is going to be a huge windfall of cash back to the Rizzuto family.
Also the acquittal of Vito's co-accused likely eliminates any small chance Vito had before of being extradited back to Italy to face these charges.

Also I'm not aware of any other charges against him in Italy so this may give him the possibility to one day return to Sicily.

http://www.gds.it/gds/edizioni-locali/agrigento/dettaglio/articolo/gdsid/225400/

CATHOLIC ERACLEA. "The fact there is." With this formula widely release were acquitted by the Court of Rome all the defendants in the trial, which was celebrated with the ordinary procedure, the investigation resulted mafia "Brown Bear" conducted by the DIA Operations Centre in the capital.

On trial in recent years - accused of mafia association in various capacities transnational fraudulent transfer of assets, money laundering, market manipulation, insider trading - there were Benjamin Jewel Zappia, 74 years, Joseph French, 58, Roberto Papalia, 67, Diego Olivieri, 60, Rodolfo Fedi, 75, and Geoffrey Peter Huxley, 86 years. The ruling - which comes exactly five years, one month and one day after the operation October 23, 2007 brought in custody 19 alleged members of the Italian-Canadian Rizzuto clan in Italy - in addition to the acquittal also contemplates the restitution of heavy goods .

Nell'Agrigentino are dissequestrati entrepreneur Giuseppe Spanish goods which had been stolen as well as accounts of property between Cattolica Eraclea, Montallegro, Ribera and Cianciana. And also the assets owned by Beniamino Zappia Gioeiello, considered the "colonel" of the Rizzuto in Italy that was shuttling between Catholic and Milan, which had been seized, among other things, valuable works of art, including paintings by Guttuso, De Chirico, Dali.

At the center of the investigation of Dia, carried out in collaboration with the Unit of the Guardia di Finanza tax police in Milan and developed under the program of police cooperation between Italy and Canada, the alleged attempt to laundering $ 600 million from drug trafficking through the Made in Italy Spa, located in front of Palazzo Chigi, directed by Mariano Turrisi (already sentenced to 7 years in prison with expedited) that, according to the DIA, followed the operation on behalf of boss Vito Rizzuto.

The investigations would have allowed according to the investigators to discover activities undertaken by the Rizzuto clan by "cells" operating income in Italy, North America, France and Switzerland, with the aim of gaining control of important economic activities and entrepreneurial activities. Passed to the X-ray investigators "a criminal structure characterized by the transnationality of their criminal activities and headed by the Rizzuto family, originally from Cattolica Eraclea, historically linked to the association [BadWord]-Caruana Mafia, a native of Siculiana, and the Bonanno family in New York City" . The acquittal of the six accused has radically changed the construct accusatory. For suspects living abroad, including the "Godfather" Vito Rizzuto, was sought extradition to Italy.

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#679319 - 11/27/12 01:38 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
carmela Offline

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There's no way he's going back to Sicily, other than when he's dead, as there is a beautiful mausoleum with his name on it waiting for his arrival.

Other than that, his loyalists have moved on and many out of Siculiana. The Caruana's and Cun trera's are not there waiting on him. They've moved onto other things. It's not the Sicily he left. I know journalists have reported that there is all this buzz down there within the families about his release and all that. Not true. He's got nothing to go back to, and barely any blood family left in Cattolica Eraclea.
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#679326 - 11/27/12 01:54 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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Hey Carmela,

One thing i have always wondered about the Caruanas and Cun Tera's and your prob best person to ask is with family operating in a lot of different places do they all answer to one person? Or is it regional with a horizontal type structure?

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#679333 - 11/27/12 02:19 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: Giordano]
carmela Offline

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Originally Posted By: Giordano
Hey Carmela,

One thing i have always wondered about the Caruanas and Cun Tera's and your prob best person to ask is with family operating in a lot of different places do they all answer to one person? Or is it regional with a horizontal type structure?


Actually, the way you put it might not be a bad way to describe them: Regional with a horizontal type structure, since they are not in the same town any longer.

Even so, they're not as spread out as it sounds. All these towns are neighboring, and are still all in Agrigento Province, and they still all answer to capo of the province of Agrigento. Gerlandino Messina was the last provincial boss, but I've heard lately, Leo Sutera might have taken over, since Messina is never getting out and under article 41, solitary confinement for life. Not sure about that, though.
They still are a tight knit family, both by blood and marriage, that hasn't changed. But Rizzuto would find he doesn't fit in anymore. There has been a lot of re-organizing since he was last there and New Cupola's, new generations taking over, etc.
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#679350 - 11/27/12 03:48 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
Giordano Offline

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Thanks Carmela. Yeah I wouldn't think Vito would go back to try and takeover or anything along those lines but possibly as a safer place to retire and lay low but from what you've said that sounds highly unlikely especially if he no longer has family there.

With the Caruanas-[BadWord] eras and Rizzuto's I've never been clear if they still answered back to or paid back to family in Italy or if they had cells that answered to them. Or if they would operate mostly independent of one another.

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#679391 - 11/27/12 12:31 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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One thing I don't get about this is why is Scarcella considered an Associate to the Rizzutos? He's the boss of the Toronto Comissio family. He has very close ties with the Rizzutos but since his arrest, the Rizzutos have moved in on South Ontario.

When Scarcella was released in April after the botched hit attempt that left Louise Russo paralyzed, OC experts figured the Rizzutos and Scarcella would have a struggle over Toronto and Southern Ontario.

And are the Papalias listed above any relation to John Papalia, Hamilton boss? I know they're from Vancouver/Montreal but I figured it's worth a shot asking.

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#679393 - 11/27/12 01:24 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: Antimacy]
PinkSalmon2000 Offline

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He's the boss of the Toronto Comissio family??

Wow, never heard about that! I should go back to school reading a Mafia 101 book! wink

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#679419 - 11/27/12 06:17 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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Scarcella is Sicilian and is not the leader of nor a member of the Commisio's who are Calabrian. He may have taken over for Paul Volpe another sicilian at one point but not sure of that.

Vito Rizzuto is the godfather of the one of Scarcella's kids and when Scarcella was released police/media speculated Scarcella could be in danger cause of close ties to the Rizzuto's.

Interesting though is that Toronto Star reporter Peter Edwards insinuates that Vito Mirarachi who was charged in Montanga Murder and allegedly tied to Desjardins and Di Maulo has close ties to or is member of Commisio's which would be A revelation as I thought the Commisio's were tied by a marriage to the Rizzuto's even though one family is Sicilian and the other Calabrian.


Edited by Giordano (11/27/12 06:18 PM)

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#679455 - 11/27/12 08:51 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: Giordano]
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My bad, I misread the initial article on Scarcella and put him as boss of Commissio.

Yes, after Volpe was found murdered (Scarcella was the last person seen with him), it's alleged Scarcella took over all of Volpe's interests in Toronto. Raffele Delle Donne fingers Scarcella as a boss in Toronto. The Fifth Estate had an episode on Delle Donne flipping after the botched assassination attempt on Mike Modica. The Canadians were called in to do it from the Gambinos.

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#679994 - 12/01/12 01:15 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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- Nicolo Rizzuto (Father of Vito Rizzuto)
- Francesco Del Balso(Soldier or maybe caporegime)
- Lorenzo Giordano (Soldier or maybe caporegime)
- Giuseppe De Vito (Drug associate or enforcer)
- Giuseppe Colapelle (Was close to Vittorio Mirarchi and Vito Rizzuto)
- Moreno Gallo (Caporegime or maybe FORMER CONSIGLIERE)
- Desiderio Pompa (Rizzuto associate and bodyguard)
- Tony Mucci (Considered soldier or maybe caporegime)


Edited by King (12/01/12 01:16 AM)

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#680057 - 12/01/12 12:07 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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- Giuseppe Colapelle (Was an associate with connections to an illegal gambling operation )
- Rocco Sollecito (Longtime and old Rizzuto associate, seen behind Nicolo Rizzuto)
- Frank Martorana (Car dealer & Rizzuto caporegime)
- Emanuele Ragusa (Rizzuto caporegime)


Edited by King (12/01/12 12:08 PM)

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#680059 - 12/01/12 12:11 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: King]
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Thanx for the pics King!But i think you should post em in the Rare Photos section.cheers
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#680061 - 12/01/12 01:40 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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BIO of Frank Martorana - He was born in 1959 in Montreal. He was close with Francesco Arcadi who inducted him into the Rizzuto crime family. Martorana was a wealthy car dealer, he drove a silver-grey Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG and lived in a extravagant home north of Montreal. Frank was convicted over 3 times because of him being heavily involved in car theft operations. Cars were snatched off the streets of Montreal and then resold in used-car lots in south of Canada. He pleaded guilty to involvement in the ring in 1994, but never served time in prison. Martorana was charged on December 1, 1999 for extortion along with 3 Rizzuto associates and he was fined $75,000. He also once owned a Japanese restaurant. In July 2001, Christian Deschênes and Denis-Rolland Girouard plotted to murder Vito Rizzuto, Francesco Arcadi and Martorana at the Cosenza Social Club which was a well known Rizzuto hangout. Deschênes was charged with conspiracy while Rolland Girouard was sentenced to 45 years. It appeared that Deschênes personally owned Frank Martorana $2 million. Martorana was kidnapped on May 25, 2005 by four attackers, He was beat up and his shop was smashed up aswell. Frank Martorana had owned another crime family considerable high sums of money.

BIO of Emanuele Ragusa - He was born in 1940 in Calabria or New York. He was very close with Paolo Violi but when Violi was murdered he became close with Nicolo and Vito Rizzuto. Ragusa has two daughters, one had married Nick Rizzuto and the other one is married to Luigi Vella who is a cousin of Alfonso Caruana, He is head of the Sicilian [BadWord]-Caruana crime family in Canada. Emanuele Ragusa is heavily involved in drug activities. Michael Divito is a member of Ragusa's crew, and was wanted in 2009 for conspiracy to import 300 kilos of cocaine. In the 1980s, He was once charged by the Italian government for drug trafficking. Emanuele was arrested on August 30, 1994 along with 57 members of Canada's organized crime underworld including Sabatino Nicolucci, Valentino Morielli, and Vincenzo Di Maulo in an undercover operation. Police say about $100 million was laundered through the establishment and seized 558 kilos of cocaine which was owned by Ragusa. In 1996, He was named in another drug affair for importing 543 kilograms of cocaine but the police only seized 75 kilos of cocaine which was in New York at the time they seized it. Ragusa was convicted of all charges in 1996 and was sentenced to 12 years in prison but in 2003, He commented in a hearing that he wanted to retire from organized crime and to run a local corner store. A prison psychologist backed up the claim concluding that Ragusa did indeed wish to stop his involvement with the Montreal crime family.

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#680071 - 12/01/12 02:21 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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BIO of Francesco Del Balso - He was born in 1970. He jumped into Canada's organized crime during the 2000s with his longtime friend, Lorenzo Giordano. In 2004, Del Balso along with Giordano owned a nightclub in Montreal called Bar Laennec. In 2005, the police placed their first wire in the club. Francesco proved himself as a loyal aggresive enforcer to Francesco Arcadi and became close to him in business. Del Balso and Lorenzo Giordano ran the sports betting, supervised drug importations and kept in reach with other criminal organizations. In 2007, He was suspected by law enforcement of running the whole Rizzuto crime family sports betting business and had a profit of $500 million in a period of only 11 months. Del Balso ran and owned 25 bookmaking shops in Montreal. Giordano operated Internet and telephone sports gambling out of houses in Kahnawake, Montreal and Laval for Francesco Del Balso. According to newly released court documents, the bookmaking shop in Kahnawake did $391.9 million in business from December 2004 to November 2005. Of that amount, the gamblers lost $165,469,210 and won $147,829,478, according to an accounting study made by gambling expert Andy Durno.

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#680074 - 12/01/12 02:28 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: King]
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Was Ragusa never indicted for the Indelicato-Giaccone-Trinchera murder?
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#680076 - 12/01/12 02:31 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: Dwalin2011]
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Scarcella is really a piece of [censored], in my opinion. If somebody in the Canadian mafia surely deserves to rot in jail till the last minute of his life, it's him.

Sorry for distracting the conversation away, but I couldn't help it.
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#680081 - 12/01/12 02:39 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: Dwalin2011]
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He probably was indicted but would of been let go even with Massino's word, that wouldn't be solid evidence.

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#680315 - 12/02/12 03:30 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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Ragusa was not involved. It has been said, by many, especially in Montreal. He is not capable of pulling off a feat, like that. He was notorious for drugs, only.

It was said by Vitale n Massino through their testimonies, that the person DID come from Canada but NOT Montreal.
Also, Emanuel was an ALIAS NAME, chosen because this guy's father's name, was Emanuel.
He lived in NYC before, but deported back to Italy and held a different alias name, at that time, too.
Therefore, this person knew NYC very well, for his escape, after the mayhem which would ensue.
They said, this Emanuel had a relation to George from Canada, in some way. Which Messino n Vitale could not distinctly recall, how??

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#680317 - 12/02/12 03:35 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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I find interesting, Rizzuto admitted to being present at the shooting, to cut his sentence.
But, maintains the code of silence throughout this whole entire time, regarding the unconfirmed, Emanuel accomplice.

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#680331 - 12/02/12 06:08 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: jackbottoxxx]
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Jacky - I haven't heard Massino say that 'Emanuele' was his nickname. Everything article about him has 'Emanuele Ragusa'. I believe he was involved in killing Philip Giaccone, Dominick Trinchera and Alphonse Indelicato because he was involved in New York drug deals most famously with the Bonanno crime family. He could of asked Vito to use his Bonanno connection but I doubt the Bonanno family would allow this. Emanuele Ragusa would of had to prove himself loyal to the Bonanno family to get involved in THEIR drug sales. < http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/aftermath-of-a-hit-the-murder

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#680415 - 12/03/12 01:22 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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sorry man, how could i doubt this article from the Vitale's n massino's summations....

LoPresti was the person running between NYC-Mtl, not Ragusa. Ragusa was a small time drug runner peddler, in montreal at that time.
LoPresti was the other person in the closet. He couldn't stand trial from the grave, as Massino put it.
Theorists, such as this article, want to believe it was Ragusa to close the case, ala Donnie Brasco, who figured, it was a cleanup crew who assisnated the upstart captains in a basement (as witnessed in a blockbuster, star-studded hollywood cast), over a move into the florida everblades lol

Ragusa was small-time to NYC standards.

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#680428 - 12/03/12 02:28 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: jackbottoxxx]
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In the above bio of Emannuele Ragusa it says he was born in Calabria or New York these are both incorrect. He was born in Cattolica Eracla in Sicily same town as the Rizzuto's. He was also never a close ally of Violi.

Lopresti was not part of the murder of the 3 Bonnano Captains it was Ragusa.

And to the poster who said Ragusa was "small time " by NYC standards. Is playing a pivotal role in the French Connection small time? Is being part of part of a consortium bringing 740 Kilos into Canada a small time drug dealer? How many hot dog stands does one have to shake down in NYC to be considered big time?

90% of the members of the mafia in NYC are working purely local and aren't making anywhere near the money that Sicilian Drug trafficker's are or were especially in the times of the French Connection. Being a member of the mafia in NYC means next to nothing to most Sicilians as the families in NYC have very little global reach when compared to the Sicilian mafia or Ndrangheta.

The members of the NYC families that do have international reach are likely members of the Sicilian Mafia and loyal to their families in Sicily as opposed to the interests of their NYC family. I'm not sure how many calabrians are members of both an NYC family and a Ndrangheta cell but their loyalties would like be towards the Ndrangheta cell also.



Edited by Giordano (12/03/12 02:38 AM)

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#680429 - 12/03/12 02:31 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: Giordano]
carmela Offline

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Originally Posted By: Giordano
In the above bio of Emannuele Ragusa it says he was born in Calabria or New York these are both incorrect. He was born in Cattolica Eracla in Sicily same town as the Rizzuto's. He was also never a close ally of Violi.



Exactly. I meant to correct this the yesterday, but got distracted and never got back to it. He was born in Agrigento. Although, I think at one point he was close to Violi.


Edited by carmela (12/03/12 02:47 AM)
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#680551 - 12/03/12 08:29 PM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: Giordano]
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Originally Posted By: Giordano
In the above bio of Emannuele Ragusa it says he was born in Calabria or New York these are both incorrect. He was born in Cattolica Eracla in Sicily same town as the Rizzuto's. He was also never a close ally of Violi.

Lopresti was not part of the murder of the 3 Bonnano Captains it was Ragusa.

And to the poster who said Ragusa was "small time " by NYC standards. Is playing a pivotal role in the French Connection small time? Is being part of part of a consortium bringing 740 Kilos into Canada a small time drug dealer? How many hot dog stands does one have to shake down in NYC to be considered big time?

90% of the members of the mafia in NYC are working purely local and aren't making anywhere near the money that Sicilian Drug trafficker's are or were especially in the times of the French Connection. Being a member of the mafia in NYC means next to nothing to most Sicilians as the families in NYC have very little global reach when compared to the Sicilian mafia or Ndrangheta.

The members of the NYC families that do have international reach are likely members of the Sicilian Mafia and loyal to their families in Sicily as opposed to the interests of their NYC family. I'm not sure how many calabrians are members of both an NYC family and a Ndrangheta cell but their loyalties would like be towards the Ndrangheta cell also.



Lovely way to sum it up Giordano!, Jacky - Small dealer? He's supposed to be one of the main men in Montreal now, on the drug side.

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#683458 - 12/15/12 07:39 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: Giordano]
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Pivitol role in the French Connection? Please elaborate? Hot Dog stands? These guys are in this to make money not have their name in lights. Also crimes in which they are involved are generally regional so what does it matter their "global" reach? What role does that have in profits? Granted they may have closer ties to Italy as a whole, however wait until generations set in as it's done in the US and we will see. Explain your passionate defense please. Here's a little secret, what happens in Italy stays in Italy, what happens in the US stays in the US, same for Cananda, the regions have little effect in regards to criminal activities. Otherwise they would all be taking orders from Sicily!
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#760698 - 01/28/14 04:05 AM Re: Members of the Rizzuto clan [Re: LouietheJap]
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Acting boss, Vito Rizzuto, died of pneumonia this past december.

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