Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Domenico Paolo Violi wins day parole

Violi’s death cleared the path for Rizzuto control of the Montreal Mafia.
Domenico Paolo Violi, 55, was granted day parole for a six-month test period. Violi is serving a sentence of six years, four months and 21 days for trafficking. 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.

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. 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. A highlight was the undercover agent being inducted into the Mafia in a ceremony captured on video by cops.