Saturday, May 11, 2013
Montreal’s mob war expands to Sicily
This is an interesting article a blog reader sent in. It involves Vito Rizzuto, Raynald Desjardins and the death of their associate Juan Ramon Fernandez aka Joe Bravo in Sicily. Raynald Desjardins has been charged in the 2011 murder of Salvatore “Sal the Ironworker” Montagna.
Desjardins was at one time aligned with Vito Rizzuto. However, police claim in recent wire taps in Sicily Fernandez claimed Desjardins was leading the rebellion against Vito when he was in prison. Desjardins sponsored Fernandez who wanted to remain loyal to him but also wanted to be loyal to Vito which indeed created a conflict that likely resulted in his death.
His choice to reside in Sicily instead of with the Calabrians might well have been choosing to side with Vito. Desjardins and Vito both have done business with the Hells Angels before. Hells Angel associates were charged along with Desjardins in the murder of Sal. However, the recent cross border pot for cocaine ring tied to the mafia in New York implies the Hells Angels are back working with Vito. Yet while Vito was in prison it’s pretty clear the Hells Angels in Ontario were supporting the Calabrians in Hamilton. Clearly there is no L&R. Only greed and money.