The man found murdered this morning in the Anjou district is Nicola 'Big Nick' Di Marco. In 2011 Di Marco was sentenced to more than four years in a penitentiary for possession of a 9mm pistol and for operating a gambling house. In the Clemenza anti-mafia raid conducted by the RCMP Di Marco was again arrested for attempting to smuggle narcotics into prison for his former boss, clan leader Giuseppe De Vito.
Di Marco was considered a 'high-level intermediary of the mafia'. This latest milestone in the Montreal mafia hit parade follows the attempted murder of clan leader Salvatore Scoppa on February 21.