Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Rights violated, mobster Leonardo Rizzuto acquited

Montreal Mafia chief Leonardo Rizzuto has been acquitted of drug and gun charges. It was shown evidence leading to the search warrant being issued for Rizzuto's home had come from the conversations recorded at a law firm. Those recordings were deemed illegal and the evidence from them then tainted the obtained search warrant. The judge agreed with the defense saying “The impugned conduct (of the police) is serious and has a great impact on (Rizzuto’s) constitutional rights." Rizzuto and his longtime friend, Stefano Sollecito, 51, are considered to be leaders of the Montreal Mafia.