|In Laval, someone tried to set fire to Café Bellerose, a past Mob hangout where Ennio Bruni, 36, was shot and killed in 2010 in a Mob hit. Bruni was an underling in the Rizzuto organization. Project Colisée, a large-scale investigation into the Mafia that ended in 2006, revealed that he had close ties to one of the organization’s leaders, Francesco Del Balso. |
On Sept. 9, someone tried to set fire to two buildings on Jean-Talon St. E., near Papineau St. that have also been linked to people with ties to the Rizzuto organization in the past. One building is the location of Café Empire, a place Stefano Sollecito, 48, used as a hangout until he and Leonardo Rizzuto, 47, were arrested late last year in Projects Magot and Mastiff.