Monday, June 21, 2021

Mafia killers go on trial - update II

The first guns found were two automatic 9 mm Cobrays with silencers.
A month before Guy Dion and Marie-Josée Viau were arrested in the killings of two brothers from Montreal, the Sûreté du Québec uncovered a stash of more than 30 firearms and ammunition in a warehouse in Laval. An undercover agent led cops to the storage site. Some 196 boxes of ammunition were seized. At the couple's home, cops found a .22 pistol with hollow point bullets. The pistol was found inside a safe, which also contained Viau’s driver’s licence and medicare card.
Marie-Josee Viau, Guy Dion. Its said a confession was taped. They complained, among other things, of not being paid. Guy Dion and Marie-Josee Viau aged 45 and 49, are from Saint-Jude, in Montérégie. It was at their home where brothers Giuseppe and Vincenzo Falduto were executed on June 30, 2016. They are accused of murder and conspiracy. For three years the investigation was at a dead-end, until the assassin surrendered to the cops to become an informer. Police introduced an undercover agent.
Jonathan MassariThe gang was led by the late Salvatore Scoppa and his right-hand man, Jonathan Massari. Lorenzo Giordano was shot in broad daylight on March 1, 2016, allegedly by Dominico Scarfo. The gang also killed former acting mafia chief Rocco Sollecito.
Dominico Scarfo
Guy Dion and Marie-Josée Viau. Two gangsters from Montreal were killed by a hitman hired by the Mafia and their bodies incinerated before their ashes scattered in a river, a jury was told. The key witness in the trial is the man who carried out the slayings in 2016 and became an informant. He says the murders were carried out inside the couple’s garage. Vincenzo Falduto and Giuseppe Falduto.

Three men and a woman were charged in the 2016 slayings of brothers Vincenzo Falduto and Giuseppe Falduto, as well as the deaths of Rocco Sollecito and Lorenzo Giordano. The four are Jonathan Massari, Dominico Scarfo, Guy Dion and Marie-Josee Viau.

The investigation into those deaths, dubbed “Premediter” (premeditated), culminated with the arrests. Cops seized 19 long guns, six handguns and three automatic weapons, as well as silencers and ammunition. They also seized a motorcycle used in the killing of Sollecito.
The man at the head of their criminal cell, Salvatore Scoppa, was killed in a brazen shooting at the Sheraton Laval in 2019. His brother Andrew was executed 5 months later.