The attack and attempted take over of the Montreal mafia by a break away faction believed to have been formed by both Calabrian mobsters known as the Ndrangheta and former Rizzuto crime family members is still being dealt with. The Montreal mafia war that resulted still rages on with the Rizzuto family striking back against its list of enemies since the return of boss Vito Rizzuto in 2012. Even though Vito is now deceased his revenge is still being carried out as the new leaders of the Montreal mafia remain loyal to their former leader. Even with a lull in the murder rate many insiders believe the Montreal mob war will carry over into 2015 with some Sicilian mafia traitors and Ndrangheta opportunists remaining.
The Calabrian mafia is now considered to be the richest and most powerful of the mob families in Italy but the Sicilians still remain the power of the Canadian mafia families namely the Rizzuto family. Vito died of natural causes but it was clear upon his return from his 10 year prison stretch that he or the Rizzuto family never lost its power. He unleashed a vendetta against those responsible for the attack on his mob family leading to death of his son and father and many other mobsters and reclaimed his stake in the Montreal underworld from all challengers.
There have been mafia hits carried out in many places including Quebec, Mexico, and Sicily showing the reach of the Rizzuto family and its ongoing vendetta has no bounds. Key members of the Calabrian mafia including Carmine Verducci have been targeted along with former Rizzuto family loyalists who turned on the family including Joe Di Maulo, Salvatore Calautti, and Juan Ramon Fernandez have also been hit. Hits on key figures proved that no one was safe from the revenge being carried out by the mob family and things were not settled with the death of Vito.
Who remains on the hit list is anyone’s guess but its seems clear that the tension in the Montreal underworld is not yet settled and more blood is likely to be shed as accounts are settled in the new year.