|The quartet set fire to a commercial building on Rivière-des-Prairies Boulevard Maurice-Duplessis, owned by a relative of Marco Pizzi. Experts believe Angelo D'Onofrio, shot down at the Café Sinatra, was confused with Tony Vanelli, a close friend of the Cotroni clan who joined Vito Rizzuto when he took control of The Montreal mafia in the early 1980s.|
Charges involve fires that were set at buildings owned by people with known ties to the Rizzuto organization.
|D'Onofrio was shot to death on June 2, 2016. The shooting was carried out after Rocco Sollecito, 67, a high-ranking member of the Rizzuto organization was gunned down near the end of May 2016. The men who were arrested “are tied to street gangs.” The Montreal police said the investigation began following D’Onofrio’s murder, and investigators eventually tied the men to seven violent crimes “committed on behalf of organized crime.”|