Tuesday, October 18, 2022

’Ndrangheta boss Ursino Giuseppe - parole denied

Giuseppe (Pino) Ursino Grandfather and convicted mob boss Giuseppe 'Pino' Ursino has been denied parole after showing no remorse. His case marked the first time in Canada that the ’Ndrangheta was targeted as an organized crime group. Star crown witness against Ursino was police agent Carmine Guido, a former gangster who testified that Ursino was a boss who sat on the group’s “Camera Di Controllo,” or board of control. Ursino’s trial heard more than 40 secretly recorded conversations involving Guido. The word “respect” came up 33 times.
Ursino was a senior member of the board of directors of the ’Ndrangheta, the “Camera Di Controllo.”
Senior underworld boss Giuseppe (Pino) Ursino, 68 has lost his appeal for parole. The decision by the parole board’s appeal division came after Ursino 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. “The stupid words come out of my mouth,” Ursino testified. “What I’m talking is one thing. What I mean is another.”

See ---->‘Ndrangheta crime boss Ursino guilty