Friday, July 31, 2020

Hammer falls on Robert Barletta again - $24m in assets seized

Robert Barletta was arrested again Wednesday and charged with money laundering and tax fraud. Four other people are facing charges of working for a criminal organization, bookmaking, proceeds of crime, money laundering and tax evasion, while three others are charged with money laundering and proceeds of crime. Three homes and one vacant property were seized; eight vehicles and one Harley Davidson motorcycle; assets of three land development companies, including building lots; one of which has a new $7m house on it. $82,590 CDN and $25,398 US in cash was also seized.
The OPP launched Project Hobart after an escalation of violence across Ontario and Quebec.Last December cops busted Barletta's multi-million dollar illegal gaming operation that was tied to a series of attempted murders, arsons, extortion threats, shootings and assaults. 28 were charged with 228 offences and cops seized or restrained $12m worth of property and assets.
See ----->Robert Barletta bail hearing
See ----->OPP take down Hells Angels illegal gambling ring: 28 charged