Thursday, June 17, 2021

’Ndrangheta boss Ursino can't get a break

Giuseppe (Pino) UrsinoSenior underworld boss Giuseppe (Pino) Ursino, 68 has lost his appeal for parole. The decision by the parole board’s appeal division came after Ursino lost a March bid for parole, during which he argued COVID made him fear for his health. He refused the COVID vaccine when it was offered to him. His explanation was that he didn't know enough English. That didn't fly with the parole board. Ursino was sentenced to 11½ years in prison in Feb 2019 for conspiring to traffic cocaine and other charges, including gangsterism. In his trial, Ursino dismissed the secret police recordings used to nail him. A paid police agent called Ursino a senior member of the board of directors of the ’Ndrangheta in the GTA — called the “Camera Di Controllo.”
“The stupid words come out of my mouth,” Ursino testified. “What I’m talking is one thing. What I mean is another.”