|Career gangster Ion Kroitoru died Tuesday in a Toronto halfway house where he had been living since his release from an Abbotsford prison in September. It is suspected he died of heart failure.|
Kroitoru boasted a decades long history of assault, extortion and drugs. He often worked as an enforcer and debt collector for organized crime.
UN gang member Ion William Kroitoru greets Clay Roueche.
|Kroitoru was president of the Hamilton, Ontario chapter of the Satan's Choice MC and was convicted of assault, and drug trafficking.|
In 1996 to get revenge for being kicked out of a strip club, Kroitoru and several friends bombed the local police station. He was later convicted and sentenced to 33 months in prison.
|Kroitoru was arrested in 2005 for the shotgun execution of a lawyer and her husband. The Ontario Attorney General later withdrew the charges due to insufficient evidence.|
In 2013 Kroitoru pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and marijuana in lieu of the first-degree murder charges he faced from a UN gang killing. His sentence was 13 years in prison minus time in pre-trial custody. It was his third federal prison term.