Monday, March 26, 2018

Montreal Mobster Francesco Arcadi parolled

Francesco Arcadi, 64, convinced the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) to let him return home on March 9, after a long stay in a halfway house. The PBC mentions that the Mafiosi had a "blameless course" since leaving the penitentiary in February 2016, after serving two-thirds of his sentence. Arcadi had risen to the top of the mafia after the arrest of godfather Vito Rizzuto in 2004. He was said to be loyal to the godfather, but he was far less diplomatic. While he was being unknowingly recorded by police during the Colisée investigation, Arcadi ordered one of his henchmen to threaten another Mafioso with "slicing his throat like a goat".
Street gangs in Montreal blamed him for comparing their members to "monkeys". He was beaten by a street gang member upon his arrival at the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines penitentiary, after being convicted of conspiracy, cocaine trafficking, and gangsterism.