Montreal Mafioso Who Chose Against Rizzuto Family Shot Dead

Montreal police on the scene of the shooting.
UPDATED: Tonino Callocchia, member of Italian Mafia, gunned down in Rivière-des-Prairies | Montreal Gazette: "After months of relative peace within Montreal’s Mafia circles, one of its members was fatally shot in a restaurant in Rivière-des-Prairies Monday afternoon.

Police sources have confirmed that the city’s latest homicide was Tonino Callocchia, 53, a man who survived an attempt on his life in February 2013 and has been described in past parole decisions as “an active member of the Italian Mafia.”

He was shot in an eatery by two masked assailants.





Callocchia chose to side against the Rizzuto organization while its now deceased leader, Vito Rizzuto, was imprisoned in the U.S. The Rizzuto family may be responding to last week's arson attack on a restaurant closely linked to the former Montreal Mafia chieftain who died of cancer last December after igniting a Mafia war when a rival faction rose up to claim the lives of his father and son, among others. So far, around 41 have been killed, according to widely published estimates.

"Callocchia was pronounced dead at the scene of the Monday afternoon shooting at Bistro XO Plus on Henri-Bourassa Blvd. E. near the corner of LJ-Forget Ave.

"Callocchia spent most of the 1990s behind bars serving a 21-year aggregate sentence for a series of drug-related offences and money laundering. Last month, a judge at the Montreal courthouse fixed a date in September 2015 for a hearing in a case where Callocchia was charged with extortion."

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  1. Best thing about the comments section is I can say stuff here without having to make a big frigging project out of it. April of this year I wrote a pompous story about hitting the 2 million pageview mark and I also said I'd hit the 3 million mark by the end of 2014. Honestly, I didn't believe that to be possible at the time. I was talking out of my ass, to put it bluntly. Check out the stat counter I added to the top left-hand side.... I surpassed 3 million pageviews last week, a month short of my original guesstimate.....It's you guys and gals - who read and comment, who buy my ebook and support me that make it all worthwhile, though I'd be writing this thing if no one read it.... Thank you all, seriously....

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  3. Congrats eddy philly. As i said in the other article this killing spree will continue for yrs. Game on. Philly

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  4. Who's next on the list? Ed, in the next post or couple of posts, can you please make a list of the mobsters who are still alive that went against the rizzuto family? In that way we can countdown to the end of the war.

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  5. The name alone Vito Rizzuto had power on three Continents. None of these players no matter how many they kill will have that magnitude of power in this bussiness again. Philly

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  6. Vito knew his absence was going to cause the turmoil when he got deported. He was banking on the canadian authorities denying the extradition request. Vito was wrong. I would assume vito knowing that he had the lung cancer, he would make sure to clean up house and regain power . Why would he make the same mistake twice? The lack of a clear back up plan gave room for the loss of his son,dad and brother in law. Carlo Gambino made Paul Castellano the new boss while on his deathbed.

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  7. Ronen, the war as we knew it is over, all the leaders of that faction are all dead, except for Tony Mucci, and the jailed awaiting trial Raynald Desjardines, for the murder of Salvatore Montagna. Mucci, Desjardines, and Desjardines minions, whom are also in jail awaiting their trials, all are on "Vito's hit list from the grave" Maybe some others, but not leaders, bit players.

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  8. thank you Ed for this amazing site and all the hard work you put into it 👏👏👏

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  9. thank u Anthony

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  10. The Montreal Borgata reminds me of the old school. When is the last time somebody got whacked in a restaurant in the USA?

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  11. So, the molotov cocktail that was thrown last week against the rizzuto loyalist was just a minion who did that on his own? Is that the assessment you are giving to this situation?

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  12. No, more than likely on direction of Tony Mucci, by still causing havoc Mucci is attempting to come to a truce with the loyalist side, and if he's causing concern, they either whack him, or they come to a amicable conclusion. That's the deal.

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  13. Mucci is causing havoc to try and empower himself to cause the loyalists to call for a truce. Truthfully, he either gets whacked or succeeds into getting the loyalists to bring him back into the fold. It's a high risk gamble, it's life or death for Mucci.

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  14. The NEW YORK MAFIA has banned killing. When was the last mob hit in New York? I think it was the hit on the former boss of the Purple Gang... Old School, the caps are for those who misread my previous note on this ban, which Capeci broke....

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  15. Honestly, can't recall last restaurant shooting... ever since Masseria they seem to like catching guys while dining out. We Italians do love our pasta!

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  16. Well if that is the case, we can almost assume that the rizzuto loyalists are at the edge of total victory. Why would the loyalists grant mercy to tony mucci? Even if they bring him back into the fold, they would probably keep hm alive for a while and then kill him. Carmine Persico used that same strategy to kill Wild Bill Cutolo for choosing the wrong side of the civil war. Or they can invite him for a "truce sitdown" and then ambush mucci. Joey massino did that to the rival 3 captians and gained control of the family through that route as well.

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  17. Now they hold court in the Restaurant like Ronny the wig Galati did when he hired two Gun men to shoot his daughters boyfriend in Atlantic city while he stayed 10 minutes away in Northfield NJ Restaurant on Tilton Rd owned By Boy George Borgesi.s two henchmen the Salvo bros. Which has since closed not much longer after the shooting. Philly

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  18. should do a story with this info dont think it got the hits it should.ve tie it with skinny.s stuff. I know u have alot on ur plte already though maybe when chickie comes home. Philly

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  19. Poor Castellano. He went to hell on an empty stomach. Don't forget Joey Gallo and the also the botched Napolitano Noodle.

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  20. Don't worry about the caps, Ed. No explanation necessary. Sometimes a litte fire is good for the soul, keeps you on your toes.

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  21. Don't forget Galante's last supper.

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  22. Ronen, your correct on everything in your reply. Of the other side, there are only two power players left, Mucci, and the jailed about to go to trial for the murder of Montagna, Desjardines. All the others left after that are the minions, and one financier. If Desjardines gets convicted, then Mucci is truly a "lone ranger" and he'll really have to make a good gesture move. Mucci does bring a lot to the table, huge earner and well respected, he can be counted on in a tough spot. But he also doesn't have a big bargaining chip. We'll see what Domenico has In mind.

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  23. right now rocco solecitto took over u can tell by the people who came to show respect at his sons party at a cafe in mtl recently, from top H.As to top mobsters, that stuff says alot in mtl...when vito was exitradited he still had the four man panel, when they were arrested in 06 thats when people got comftorable and started getting big ideas. i dont think vito or anybody else thought nick sr , renda, arcadi , rocco plus there capos would all get arrested the same day..

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  24. Was there a representative from the commiso family at the party?

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  25. Rocco is #2, under boss, Domenico Manno boss. Everyone knows when Arcadi gets out of prison he'll be #2, and Rocco will then be #3 consigliaire. That's the succession plan of Vito, and they're following it to the "tee" known by many as "Vito's orders from the grave" which also includes the death warrants. Remember this, they are operating under Vito's and will be for a while. By the way, Rocco's Kid is "the guy on the streets" in Montreal and Toronto for the family, street boss. And that's the way it's rolling for now, so says "Vito from the grave" Believe it.

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  26. Yeah. Keeps everyone in line. I doubt bosses of old, even Vinny Gorgeous, would go along with it....

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  27. I did a story on that a month or two ago... they shot up innocent businessmen after the Colombo guys moved to another table....

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  28. That just made alot of sense. Thanks. I am also wondering, what do the ny families think of the war going on up there? Are they hoping it doesn't spill over into the usa? Is frank cali going to negotiate a truce just like he did with the inzerello family returning to palermo from the corleonessi war? Ya never know.

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  29. Not aware, wasn't there, but the Commiso-Rizzuto "go between" is Giacinto Arcuri, and that's now the link between Commiso Clan and the Rizzuto top brass. Commiso's have very good bond. Rumors persist that Verduci and Calcutti had started a "side C" in the Montreal war, becoming opportunistic in joining in as a third side, but then Calcutti started bragging, and exposed Verduci too.
    Then Vito took over on Calcutti and a sidekick, then on "Vito's orders from the grave" Verduci was whacked. I also think it went down that way.

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  30. I think the 5 families will stay out of it, because the war is really over, except for Mucci's arson acts, the only other thing is the killings from "Vito's orders from the grave" The war that we knew is over, except for the cleansing of the disloyal that we have been witnessing, as everyone getting whacked since Vito died were the disloyal, not new situations. NY's 5 families are and will stay out of it. Do not underestimate Domenico Manno's juice, not just because he's boss, not because he's Vito's uncle or the late Nicolo Rizzuto's brother In law, but because he is Mafia royalty from Sicily, his father was a boss in Sicily, and he just got in December 2012 after being imprisoned in the U.S. for 17 years, and he was in on the Violi Killing In 1977. Remember "respect is earned not reserved" Bet on Domenico.

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  31. But if Dom Manno obliges by vito's main wish and goes after massino in the program, do you think ny will intervene and say" if you do that, its gonna cause alot of "heat on us" in ny?" Or will they think that since its an international job, the feds wont have any jurisdiction and they will be fine?

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  32. Great question, here's the answer, if the feds still have a use for Massino, like testifying against any mob guys, then the feds will protect Massino to the highest of their abilities, but if the feds have no future use for Massino, all bets are off and "Vito's orders from the grave" will rule the moment. Remember, Domenico is real old school, Vito's dying wishes are highly thought of.
    Bet on it.

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  33. Well Gerald Mcmahon did a great job at discrediting massino during the anthony romanello trial. Genovese capo romanello got acquitted in that case. He is scheduled to testify at vinny asaro's trial. Ironically, mr.mcmahon was retained by vinny asaro. He feels so confident that he is going to win the case, he was acting cocky at the press conference. So putting 2 and 2 together, I would not want to be in massino's shoes.

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  34. i agree with what u are sayind except manno is just there for advice hes 81 yrs old he dont want that position(was in mtl two weeks ago visiting a ex girlfriend and this is what i heard, could be wrong..us italians can keep shit private lol)...and arcadi who is powerful and is calabrian some people on this site think hes sicilian, will be out soon. lets see what happens to arcuris nephew in mtl for supporting vitos enemies. anyways im outside frezzing my ass off..i hate toronto winters, would be in cali but ur stinken country wont let me in....

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  35. Nothing will happen to Arcuri's Nephew now, because of the uncle. Giancinto got serious pull with Domenico Manno. How do all these mobsters go to Lauderdale from GTA and Montreal, with criminal records, including drugs and murder, and you can't get in the US!!!!!!! Wow!

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  36. I'll drive up and smuggle you in my car! LOL!

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