Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Toronto Mafia case collapses - Project Sindacato

Angelo Figliomeni
Project Sindacato resulted in charges against nine people in Canada. All charges have been dropped as it was revealed investigators listened in on solicitor/client conversations. Lawyers alleged unlawful and illegal conduct by both York Regional Police officers and by members of the Canada Revenue Agency. All property seized by police must now be returned.
The numbers behind Project Sindacato: 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 Ferraris, 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 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 Giacomo Cassano.
Charges include directing a criminal organization and proceeds of crime.
Figliomeni is alleged to have not claimed $4.5m of income from 2015 to 2017.