Another Rizzuto family mobster is back on the streets on Montreal with the recent release of Domenico Manno. Manno is the uncle of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto and was a key player in helping the Rizzuto crime family take power in the late 1970’s. He was allegedly involved in the hit on Calabrian mob boss Paolo Violi which paved the way for the Sicilian coup lead by Nicolo Rizzuto Vito’s father and the Rizzuto family against the Calabrians to take control of the Montreal underworld. Manno was then charged with drug trafficking in the U.S. in 1994 and plead guilty. Prosecutors referred to him as a “Don Carleone” figure with in the drug conspiracy referencing the mob boss from “The Godfather” movie.
Now Manno returns home to reunite with his family that is now entangled in middle of a Montreal mafia war. The elderly mobster now 79 will find things very different on the streets of Montreal that the Rizzuto family as he once knew it is no more. With the murders of Nick Rizzuto Jr son of Vito Rizzuto and his father Nicolo Rizzuto among others it is apparent that no Rizzuto is safe. With the return to Canada of Vito Rizzuto in October violence has continued and it is not expected to end any time soon as the Montreal mafia war rages on. It is still unclear as to who is responsible for the attacks against the Rizzuto family but some believe the Calabrians may be behind it. If so Manno then it is possible that Manno could be a marked man as he return home.