Third in Trio of Major Canadian Mobsters Shot

It appears the recent Thanksgiving-day shooting of Sal "The Ironworker" Montagna was not an isolated incident. Montagna and two other mobsters trying to rebuild the Canadian Mafia were, it now seems, put on a hit list. A fourth man also is allegedly part of the group.

According to the MontrealGazette.com: "It now resembles a hit list – the names of a trio police sources say were major players in an attempt to reach a consensus over who should assume control over the Mafia in Montreal.

"Montreal businessman Antonio (Tony Suzuki) Pietrantonio is the latest target in a series of shootings that began in September.

"Pietrantonio, 48, was left in critical condition after being shot Tuesday night near the entrance of Restaurant Imperio, a Portuguese grill in a strip mall on Jarry St. E. near Chambord St....

"The attempt on Pietrantonio’s life follows the Nov. 24 slaying of Salvatore (Sal the Ironworker) Montagna on an island just east of Montreal and a Sept. 16 attempt on the life of Raynald Desjardins in Laval....

"According to police sources, in the months leading to September the three men had been attempting to reach a consensus over who should act as the next leaders among the Mafia in Montreal.

"A fourth man, Joseph (Jos) Di Maulo, 69, also was alleged to be part of the group...."


Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Third+trio+wounded+latest+shooting/5862307/story.html#ixzz1gww6Flyd

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