Friday, July 19, 2019

Dirty money leads police to Toronto Mafia clan - Project Sindacato

The numbers behind Project Sindacato do the talking: 15 arrests; 27 seized homes worth $24m; 23 high-end cars seized, worth $3.5m; about $1m in cash.

At the large Vaughan home of Angelo Figliomeni, 56, police hauled away two Ferrari sports cars, seized stacks of cash, Rolex watches and bottles of expensive booze, including a $6,500 bottle of Macallan single-malt Scotch. Then they seized the house. Forensic accountants with the Canada Revenue Agency helped follow the money.

CRA accountants even joined the police raids.

Angelo Figliomeni, Emilio Zanutti, Erica Quintal, Francesco Vitucci, Giuseppe Ciurleo, bottom row from left: Nicola Martino, Rafael Lepore, Salvatore Oliveti, Vito Sili. And still being sought by police: Giacomo Cassano.
Along with charges of directing a criminal organization and proceeds of crime, he is charged of defrauding the government and evading taxes.
Figliomeni is alleged to have not claimed $4.5m of income from 2015 to 2017.