Sunday, May 2, 2021

Domenico Paolo Violi denied parole

Domenico Paolo Violi, 54, is serving a sentence of six years, four months and 21 days for trafficking drugs. Father Paolo Violi was the powerful Calabrian boss of Montreal’s Mafia until he was murdered in 1978 by members of the Rizzuto crime family.
Violi’s death cleared the path for Rizzuto control of the Montreal Mafia.

Domenico 'Dom' Violi and Giuseppe 'Joe' Violi
Younger brother Giuseppe (Joe) Violi, 50, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for fentanyl and cocaine trafficking in June 2018. He was involved in a scheme to import 200 to 300 kg of cocaine into Canada. He remains in custody.
Paolo Violi in 1976. Project O'Tremens 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. Cops found Erin Maranan had made multiple unauthorized police database queries. She faced 20 charges of breach of trust.
A highlight was the undercover agent being inducted into the Mafia in a ceremony captured on video by cops.