Joe Bruno on the Mob – Mobster Shot in Montreal


It seems like there’s a full-scale Mafia war going on in Canada.

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Antonio “Tony Suzuki” Pietrantonio was gunned down last week in what police describe as an attempted “underworld hit.” Pietrantonio was seriously wounded in the upper body but is expected to survive. Pietrantonio is alleged by the police to have ties to the Canadian Rizzuto Crime Family.

This shooting comes on the heels of the murder of Salvatore Montagna, who was gunned down two weeks prior to the Pietrantonio shooting. Montagna was alleged by the police to be conducting a campaign to take over as head of the Rizzuto Crime Family.

Police have also said that Lorenzo LoPresti, who was shot and killed Oct. 24 on his condo balcony in St. Laurent, was Pietrantonio’s “right-hand man.”

Pietrantonio has a long criminal record. As far back as 1993, he was arrested for participating in a plot between the Hell’s Angel and the Mafia to smuggle cocaine into Canada. Pietrantonio was convicted and served a three-year sentence.

Keep tuned for further Canadian Mafia developments. Things just might be warming up in Canada.

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 http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Antonio+Pietrantonio+also+known+Tony+Suzuki+target+style/5858991/story.html

Antonio “Tony Suzuki” Pietrantonio was target of Mob-style hit: cop

By Jan Ravensbergen, The Gazette December 14, 2011 2:47 PM

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Montreal police refused Wednesday morning to confirm a report that the 48-year-old man shot and critically wounded outside the Imperio restaurant on Jarry St. E. Tuesday night is Antonio Pietrantonio, a reputed mobster with links to the embattled Rizzuto clan.

Montreal police refused Wednesday morning to confirm a report that the 48-year-old man shot and critically wounded outside the Imperio restaurant on Jarry St. E. Tuesday night is Antonio Pietrantonio, a reputed mobster with links to the embattled Rizzuto clan.

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MONTREAL – Antonio Pietrantonio – also known across the Montreal Mafia as Tony Suzuki – is the man shot and severely wounded outside a Jarry St. E. restaurant Tuesday night, an inside police source confirmed Wednesday.

Pietrantonio has a colourful criminal record which includes time in the slammer springing from a plot by the Mob and biker gangs to smuggle cocaine into Canada.

He’s expected to survive the attack, the latest in a series on various underworld figures that have marked a violent power struggle within the city’s organized-crime circles.

The multi-fatality saga has coincided with the decline of the Rizzuto family.

Police were called to Tuesday’s scene, near the corner of Chambord St., at 8:50 p.m.

The attempted hit took place near the entrance to the Imperio restaurant, a dining spot just south of the Metropolitan Expressway between Christophe Colomb and Papineau Aves.

The victim remains in critical but stable condition in hospital, Montreal police Constable Yannick Ouimet said.

Ouimet refused to confirm the victim’s name, before a law-enforcement insider did.

The nickname Tony Suzuki derives from a period when Pietrantonio was involved in a car dealership in eastern Montreal.

Pietrantonio was arrested in 1993 after an RCMP investigation into a plot hatched by the Hells Angels and the Mafia to smuggle cocaine into Canada.

In that instance, he was sentenced to a three-year prison term.

Police spokesperson Ouimet wouldn’t confirm a report that Lorenzo LoPresti, shot and killed Oct. 24 on his condo balcony in St. Laurent, had been the right-hand man of the Jarry E. victim.

Pietrantonio and LoPresti have been reported to have been involved in the downtown-Montreal parking-lot business.

Ouimet did confirm that the Tuesday-night shooting bore all the hallmarks of an underworld hit.

According to bystanders, one or more suspects made a getaway in a car that was found torched several blocks away.

Arson-squad investigators have been assigned to the burned-out vehicle.

Its hulk was found about 9:20 p.m., near the corner of Jacques Casault and Joseph Quintal Sts.

Ouimet said he might be able to confirm sometime later Wednesday a report that the car had been stolen before the shooting.

The man was shot in the upper body, Ouimet said.

Ouimet said he couldn’t say if the victim had been hit by more than one bullet.

Given the man’s medical condition, he hasn’t been questioned by investigators, Ouimet said.

Ouimet said he was not in a position to say how many gunmen were involved in the attack, or provide descriptions.

janr@montrealgazette.com

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One Response to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – Mobster Shot in Montreal”

  1. Piierrino Says:

    God Be with Tony and your Family… I wish I could do something to help you out…

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