Vito Rizzuto, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Vito Rizzuto

Canadian mobster

Date of Birth: 21-Feb-1946

Place of Birth: Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy

Date of Death: 23-Dec-2013

Profession: drug trafficker

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Vito Rizzuto

  • Vito Rizzuto (Italian: ['vi?to rit'tsu?to]; February 21, 1946 – December 23, 2013), also known as "Montreal's Teflon Don", was an Italian-Canadian crime boss alleged to be the leader of the Sicilian Mafia in Canada.
  • He headed the notorious Rizzuto crime family based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Rizzuto was born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy in 1946 and immigrated to Montreal with his parents in 1954.
  • His father Nicolo married into the mob, and later started his own crime syndicate in Montreal after overtaking the Cotroni crime family in the late 1970s.
  • He had several run-ins with the law but was able to avoid conviction for any major offenses until 2004.
  • In 1981, Rizzuto participated in the killing of three rival capos in New York City ordered by Joe Massino of the Bonanno crime family, and he was indicted by a Brooklyn federal grand jury in connection with these killings in 2004.
  • He was extradited to the United States in 2006, and pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering charges in 2007.
  • He was given a 10-year prison sentence, but was released in late 2012.
  • The Rizzuto crime family was in the midst of a power struggle while Rizzuto was jailed; his son Nicolo Jr.
  • was killed in 2009, and his father was killed in 2010.
  • He died from pneumonia on December 23, 2013, shortly after his release in a complication of lung cancer.

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