Monday, September 20, 2021

LA Presse - Montreal Mafia: Flourishing in 'free trade' - Update

"The Hells Angels have control in Quebec but also in Montreal. What we realize is that all the other strains of organized crime are accountable to the Hells Angels," said Chief Inspector Guy Lapointe of the Sûreté du Québec in late 2019. A La Presse chart marks the main actors of the mafia and the Hells Angels that make up Montreal organized crime. It consists of a core of about twenty individuals, groups and clans revolving around a half a dozen "decision-makers" of the Hells Angels. There is a distinct Hells Angels hierarchy. Not all members have the same influence and those on the margins are not decision makers.
Mafiosi and bikers exchange services regularly, in a system that brings them all a lot of money. He no longer officially wears HA colors, but Mario Brouillette is considered the most influential HA actor of organized crime in Montreal according to the SQ. Martin Robert, 46, whose princely wedding made headlines has an international Hells Angel status. He has strong ties to aboriginal crime.
Stephane Plouffe, Salvatore Cazzetta and Salvatore Brunetti round out the top 5. Giuseppe 'Joey Gator' Focarazzo, 44, is said to be involved in the financing and recycling of money. He is considered the mafia strongman of Laval.
Vito Salvaggio, Leonardo Rizzuto, Nicola Spagnolo, Liborio Cuntrera and Stefano Sollecito are still the mafia leadership says LA Presse. The Sicilian clan continue to run one of the most important illegal sports books in the Montreal area. Gregory Woolley is out of jail after an eight-year sentence. He was seen by police as one of the leaders of the Hells Angels-mafia-gang alliance. Woolley is still considered an influential player. Nicknamed the "street boss" by cops, Davide Barberio would be the one who solves problems on the street.