Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hells Angels Damiano Dipopolo and the Decotiis family

Today, July 23, 2021, marks the 12th anniversary of the murder of Brandon Vito Hughes. His killers were waiting for him on July 23, 2009.
Brandon Vito Hughes was 28 when he was shot and killed After coming home from Vancouver's Celebration of Light fireworks, Brandon Vito Hughes was gunned down outside his North Vancouver home. His father, Kevin Hughes, ran out to the front gate and tried in vain to save his son. In the early morning of July 23, 2009 Brandon Vito Hughes was pronounced dead in hospital. IHIT issued a public plea for information about the shooting. "The investigation remains open and active, time and distance can be a factor in our favor in historical investigations."

Call IHIT at 1-877-551-4448, IHIT File#2009-6580, or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers.
Donato Decotiis said threats had been made against him and other family members, including Hughes, because of a long-running family feud.

Rocco Dipopolo
Donato Decotiis said he was warned that people linked to the Hells Angels had been hired "to assault, threaten and/or intimidate" him.

Don Decotiis, Hayley Winter, Ivano Decotiis.

Damiano Dipopolo
Dec. 11, 2005. Vancouver Province. A long-running feud in a family whose name is tied to some of Vancouver's biggest real-estate developments has once again spilled into B.C. Supreme Court.

It comes complete with allegations of threats, assaults, intimidation - and a contract to kill a family member. In an unusual civil suit, Donato Decotiis, then 44, sought a court injunction and damages to protect himself from eight family members named in a statement of claim.

The suit alleges that the eight Decotiis family defendants "have engaged, hired or employed the defendants Rocco Dipopolo and Damiano Dipopolo to assault, threaten and/or intimidate the plaintiff as an integral part of efforts to intimidate the plaintiff, to interfere in the business, commercial and leisure activities of the plaintiff and to injure the plaintiff." VPD investigated an incident between Donato Decotiis and the Dipopolos. No charges were laid.
[18] At some point, on a date which was not clear in the evidence, Mr. Dipopolo won $80,000 in a lottery. He gave his twin brother $30,000 as a gift.

[48] At some point, Mr. Dipopolo acquired a one-third interest in a company called Liquid Zoo Holdings Ltd. On August 23, 2005, Mr. Dipopolo, together with the two other shareholders in Liquid Zoo Holdings Ltd., Messrs. Bruneau and Raffael, signed a promissory note for $350,000 payable to Amacon Management.

[62] Liquid Zoo Holdings executed a mortgage dated May 12, 2006, in favour of Amacon for the amount of $650,000. However, this mortgage was not registered until more than one year later, on August 10, 2007. Mr. Dipopolo appeared to consider the mortgage to be further security for Amacon's $350,000 loan to the three Liquid Zoo Holdings shareholders made about one year earlier, in August 2005.

Marcello DeCotiis and his sister, Lilliana
Lilliana De Cotiis runs the hospitality division of real estate developer Amacon, which she co-owns with eldest sibling Teresa and older brothers Donato, Luca and Marcello. Siblings have input on all aspects of Amacon's corporate operations. De Cotiis and her siblings named their company Amacon, after late father Amalio and mother Concetta.

Amalio was part of the first generation of De Cotiises to arrive in Vancouver. He came with parents Donato and Teresa and three sisters as well as brothers Marcangelo, Inno, Vito and Michael in a staggered migration.

Damiano DiPopolo
Eldest brother Marcangelo eventually had a falling out with his brothers that was serious enough to devolve into legal action. Vito died in his 30s. Inno created his own real estate development company and named it by spelling his own name backwards: Onni.

Youngest brother Michael then founded and still runs Pinnacle International.

In February 2003, Paolo De Cotiis approached Brandon Hughes at a nightclub and threatened "to get" his family.
Sunday, July 26, 2009. The targeted murder of 28-year-old Brandon Vito Hughes in North Vancouver last week was preceded by a tense family feud that included a death threat within the De Cotiis clan, who are connected to real-estate developments in the Lower Mainland.

Hughes was found gravely wounded outside 1956 Jones Ave. in North Vancouver. Hughes is grandson of the late construction mogul Marcangelo De Cotiis, whose widow, Addolorata De Cotiis, owns the home at 1956 Jones Ave. Siblings of the De Cotiis family own Onni Group, Pinnacle International and Amacon.

Brandon Vito Hughes
August 6th, 2010. B.C. Court of Appeal issues ruling in De Cotiis family feud. Donato De Cotiis's lawsuit against companies controlled by his uncles Amalio, Inno, and Mike was dismissed. Donato De Cotiis's deceased father Marcangelo, a construction magnate, was also listed as a plaintiff.

"This dispute is only part of a larger family feud that unfolded against a backdrop of profitable corporations and partnerships," Newbury wrote in the court's reasons for judgment. This lawsuit was a spinoff of another major dispute, which was addressed in a 1995 B.C. Supreme Court decision.
Intimately connected with disgraced realtor Shahin Behroyan is none other than another agent, Teressa Decotiis of the Hells Angels connected Decotiis family. And WHO was directly involved in Behroyan's $75k scam for half? Yup.
Lets be wickedly clear here. The Decotiis hired senior Hells Angels Damiano Dipopolo and his brother Rocco in a long running family feud. Brandon Vito Hughes is thereafter whacked after multiple threats. Then the Decotiis family finances the Hells Angels expansion into Kelowna to the tune of at least $700k, which was unsecured for over a year. Further, Teressa Decotiis was intimately involved every step of the way along with her siblings, as management of Amacon, the corporate entity that cut the check to Dipopolo.