Thursday, December 2, 2021

Leonardo Rizzuto wins appeal

The Quebec Court of Appeal has rejected the Crown’s appeal of a lower court decision to exclude evidence seized from the home of Montreal Mafia boss Leonardo Rizzuto six years ago that resulted in him being acquitted on cocaine and firearms-related charges. The son of Vito Rizzuto was acquitted of charges of gangsterism and conspiracy to traffic cocaine. A judge previously ruled that cops illegally wiretapped Rizzuto and Stefano Sollecito lawyer’s office.
The men were arrested in 2015.
With the evidence from the wiretaps excluded, the only evidence that remained, in terms of supporting the search warrant, was a statement from a police informant.