Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Desiderio (Desi) Pompa, tied to Rizzuto bookmaking, has bail revoked

Desiderio (Desi) Pompa, 39, of Laval, is currently serving a three-year prison term he received in September 2014 for the illegal possession of firearms. Pompa ran an illegal bookmaking operation out of Café Bellerose, a known Mafia hangout in Laval, before he was arrested in 2010.

The café was firebombed in September, and two hair salons in Laval owned by the wife of Carmelo Cannistraro — a man who ran a multi-million-dollar bookmaking operation for the Rizzutos — were also the targets of arson early in January. The three deliberately set blazes are among more than a dozen since September at the property or buildings owned by people tied to the Rizzuto organization.

Carmelo Cannistraro
Pompa’s release was suspended on November 29th after it was found he was being criminally active for the Sollecito organization. At the hearing, he denied any involvement and indicated that the information was false.

The parole board determined that when Pompa is eventually released, he will have to serve the remainder of his sentence at a halfway house.