The Montreal mafia may have some renewed tensions in the last few weeks, according to underworld sources which could be responsible for recent events. After the death of Vito Rizzuto in 2013 the long time Rizzuto crime family boss the Montreal mafia consolidated its power base and has been run by a criminal alliance called the leadership table. This new Montreal mafia leadership table is however still mainly controlled by the Rizzuto family and the Sicilian mafia faction based in Montreal. Things had seemingly settled down, bringing an end to the bloody Montreal mafia war between the Rizzuto’s and a rival faction which led to the deaths of many high ranking Rizzuto family members and a violent response from Vito Rizzuto after his prison release.
Montreal police believe these recent tensions may be the backdrop for recent events including a murder and a Molotov cocktail attack. A day ago a Molotov cocktail was thrown onto the roof of a building in Little Italy which housed the offices of Leonardo and Bettina Rizzuto kids of the deceased Montreal mob boss and Loris Cavaliere a lawyer who represented Rizzuto family members. Authorities have not confirmed any mafia links and no one was injured in the attack although it has every appearance of a typical mob message.
The murder of Marco Claudio Campellone ten days ago in at his home in Rivière-des-Prairies may also be linked to this new unrest. Campellone reportedly worked for one of the members of the new Montreal mafia leadership table and may have been targeted in that context. It is still unknown as to the extent of the unrest and whether or not its a beef within the Rizzuto family or perhaps once again from a rival faction. Investigations are still ongoing in both incidents as authorities attempt to figure out if either event is proof of these new mob tensions and if more violence may be on the way.