Saturday, March 6, 2021

"Godfather" of Montreal gangs in troubled waters

There are reports of a power struggle between boss of the Reds Arsène Mompoint and Gregory Woolley. Woolley was jailed for five years for gangsterism before being released on parole in November. He is in a halfway house until next fall. Mompoint was the target of an attempted murder in August 2019. In Feb of the same year, Frank Pascal Dieudonné, a top associate was assassinated. Cops say Mompoint is "in conflict with certain representatives of organized crime", including Gregory Woolley and his "right arm" Jean Winsing Barthelus.
Ex-leader of Unit 44, Arsène Mompoint has been known to cops since the 1990s. He has ties to the underworld of Lebanese gangsters.
Mompoint (right) with the late Mafia boss Andrew Scoppa (left) during police surveillance in 2016.
Cops watched during a meeting with ex-mafia boss Andrew Scoppa. They recorded Gregory Woolley and two leaders of the Rizzuto clan saying that they no longer trusted Andrew Scoppa or his brother, Salvatore, whom they suspected to be a police rat. The two Scoppa brothers were shot dead in 2019.