A mega-trial for the two Montrealers

News 26 August, 2017
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    Leonardo Rizzuto, defendant

    Éric Thibault

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    The last of the leaders accused of the mafia in montreal, Stefano Sollecito and Leonardo Rizzuto, will be entitled to a mega-trial, which will be specially reserved.

    The judge Eric Downs has just confirmed that the two men, charged with gangsterism and conspiracy to traffic cocaine, will be judged separately from the 15 other accused in the operation nest egg, which has hit the Italian mafia, the Hells Angels and street gangs in montréal, in November 2015.

    The dates of this trial will be held before a judge and jury, in Montreal, will be fixed within two weeks.

    Seriously ill

    Stefano Sollecito, whose father Rocco has already led the clan Rizzuto, before his murder by a professional killer, in Laval, on may 27, 2016 – had been long sought for a trial as early as possible since he is fighting a serious illness.

    Me Danièle Roy has already said in court that his client “doesn’t have the luxury to wait for” the beginning of the mega-trials with a duration of six months of the 15 other accused in this roundup police, which will not begin before September 2018.

    Photo Agence QMI, Maxime Deland

    Stefano Sollecito, accused

    He was able to recover his bail, in the last year, unlike his co-accused, the lawyer Leonardo Rizzuto.

    This last – son of the deceased godfather Vito Rizzuto – wished to have a trial in English. He is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and a small amount of cocaine, in addition to charges of gangsterism and conspiracy.

    The evidence amassed by the police during this investigation, is stricken with a publication ban.