Yet another murder in the bloody ongoing Montreal mafia war has been discovered. Emilio Cordileone was found dead behind his luxury SUV over the weekend in Montreal. Authorities say that Cordileone was a former ally of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto but things may have gone sour. Cordileone also had close ties to now deceased GTA (Greater Toronto Area) mob boss Frank “The Big Guy” Cotroni according to sources. The Cordileone family is well known for there ties to the drug trade in Canada. Emilio’s brother Dino Cordileone was closely associated with a loyal Rizzuto family lieutenant Juan Fernandez also known as “Johnny Bravo” says RCMP. It is still unclear if this was a revenge hit possibly ordered by Vito Rizzuto or his enemies taking out another one of his loyal allies.
Last month Joe Di Maulo another former ally of Vito Rizzuto who reportedly turned against him was murdered. Raynald Desjardins the brother in law of Di Maulo was once considered a right hand man of Rizzuto also reportedly had a falling out with the Rizzuto family. Desjardins also seemed to have a fall out with former Bonanno crime family boss Salvatore Montagna who was deported from New York to Canada in 2009. Desjardins has been charged with the November 2011 murder of Montagna. Some mob experts believe a pattern is beginning to appear and this may all be tied to Vito Rizzuto taking revenge against those responsible for murders of his son and father and attempted take over of Montreal mafia while he was imprisoned. But the complicated picture that is organized crime in Canada is quite still quite unclear and only one thing is certain the body count continues to rise.
As the Montreal mafia war continues to unravel organized crime experts expect to see more violence to come. Antonio Nicaso an organized expert from GTA said during a weekend interview ” At this point Montreal is a powder keg and anything can happen in Montreal and Toronto”. He said mobsters in the GTA are braced for more violence and many have now begun traveling around in armour-platted vehicles.