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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mobsters and outlaw bikers are among suspects in murder of Bonanno boss Salvatore Montagna in Canada


Outlaw bikers are among the numerous suspects being eyed in the dramatic Thursday-morning hit on former New York crime boss Salvatore “Sal the Ironworker” Montagna, Canadian police said yesterday.
The former so-called “Bambino Boss” of the Bonanno crime family — Montagna was only 35 when he took over in 2006 — was rubbed out on Ile Vaudry, a working-class neighborhood on a small island about 30 miles north of Montreal.
Given Montagna’s longtime involvement with organized crime and the fact that he had lived at various points of his life in Italy, the US and Canada, investigators planned to cast a wide net in their murder probe, said Sgt. Benoit Richard of Surete du Quebec, the provincial police agency.
That includes looking into whether the hit may be related to the murder last week of an outlaw biker with organized-crime connections in an adjacent town.
Richard said it “doesn’t seem to be” linked, but cops aren’t “ruling out anything.”
Montagna, 40, was also reportedly involved in a three-way power struggle to take over the Montreal mob, and had been in talks with his rivals to pick a consensus leader.
“Looks like it didn’t work,” an investigator told the Montreal Gazette.
 


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