Montreal Mafia War claims another Rizzuto associate

October 27th 2011 | Posted by UnderBoss

 

Another close associate of the Rizzuto crime family has been killed in the ongoing Montreal Mafia war. Lorenzo “Larry” Lopresti was shot to death when he stepped out onto his condo balcony in Montreal to have a smoke. Loprestis father Giuseppe “Joe” Lopresti was himself gunned down in 1992 and was a very close associate of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto and was a player in the Rizzuto families drug trade. This is the latest murder over the last few years against members and associates of the Rizzuto clan.

Larry Lopresti was a known associate of Agostino Cuntrera who was a high ranking member of the Rizzuto family before he was murdered in St Leonard back in 2010. LoPresti was also believed to be a close associate of Antonio Pietroantonio who was arrested back in 1993 for his part in a plot between the Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels to smuggles cocaine into Canada.

Montreal police constable Dany Richer would not venture any further then saying that the murder could be organized crime related. With the assault on the Rizzuto crime family which included Nick Rizzuto Jr and Nicolo Rizzuto among others it isn’t hard to connect to dots to the murder of LoPresti as a plausable continuation against the family. It is believed that the Rizzuto family is being taken apart so new leadership can move in and take over the Montreal underworld and believe it has already happened and this hit may be the new leaders taking out anyone who refuses to fall in line.

 

 

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