Informant in Mafia murder investigation charged with uttering threats

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A man who agreed to work as an undercover agent in an investigation that resulted in charges being filed last year in the murders of two Montreal Mafia leaders has been charged with uttering threats toward two people.

A publication ban was placed on the man’s identity in October, the day after arrests were made in connection with the deaths of Montreal Mafia leaders Rocco Sollecito And Lorenzo Giordano as well as the slayings of brothers Vincenzo and Giuseppe Falduto. The publication ban prohibits the publication of the informant’s name and any images of him.

The informant has a lengthy criminal record and he is referred to by the title of his undercover agent contract with the Sûreté du Québec — as a co-conspirator in Sollecito’s murder, which was carried out May 27, 2016, in Laval. Before he was killed, Sollecito, a man who remained loyal to now-deceased Mob boss Vito Rizzuto, is believed to have played a significant role in keeping the Rizzuto organization running while it was seriously challenged by rivals.

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