Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Second mobster pleads guilty in Project OTremens

Domenico 'Dom' Violi and Giuseppe 'Joe' Violi
Massimigliano Carfagna pleaded guilty to weapons, drug trafficking and drug importation conspiracy charges. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The conviction is the second under Project OTremens, a massive investigation that began in 2013. Adriano Scolieri was sentenced in January to 13 years and eight months in prison for trafficking drugs, including three kilograms of fentanyl that he sold to a police agent. During the investigation police seized six kilograms of fentanyl and carfentanil.
Paolo Violi in 1976.Carfagna and one of his co-accused, Giuseppe 'Joey' Violi - son of slain Montreal mob boss Paolo Violi, had agreed in 2016 to import between 200 and 300 kilograms of cocaine into Canada. Project OTremens resulted in 9 arrests and 75 charges among "the highest levels of traditional organized crime". The operation was conducted with a parallel investigation by the FBI in New York to infiltrate the Bonanno and Gambino crime families.

The investigation also found Erin Maranan had made multiple unauthorized police database queries. She faces 20 charges of breach of trust.

A highlight of the operation was the undercover agent being inducted into the Mafia in a secret ceremony captured on video by police.
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2017/11/major-weapons-and-drugs-bust-in-gta.html
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2018/02/interpol-issues-red-notice-for-canadian.html