Man called Canadian mafia figure lands in Toronto

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TORONTO (AP) -- A man described in court documents as the former boss of the Canadian mafia has arrived in Toronto after he was released from a federal prison in Colorado after serving half of a 10-year sentence in a racketeering case.

Peel Regional Police constable George Tudos said Vito Rizzuto arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport late Friday night aboard an Air Canada flight.

Vito Rizzuto pleaded guilty in 2007 to racketeering charges related to three Mafia killings in New York City in 1981. He was released after getting credit for time served and good behavior.

Rizzuto was accused of participating in the fatal shootings in Brooklyn in May 1981 of three captains of the Bonanno crime family -- Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera, Philip "Philly Lucky" Giaccone and Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato.

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