The hits just keep on coming. Lorenzo Giordano (photo above), one of the leading members of the Montreal Mafia was shot down in a parking lot in Laval this morning. The 52-year-old was taken to the hospital, but to no avail, the Montreal Gazette reported.
Giordano was one of six mob bosses in charge of Montreal’s Rizzuto crime family who went down during Project Colisée, a law enforcement investigation targeting the city’s most powerful crime clan. Giordano had been released from prison to a halfway house in December last year.
According to the Montreal Gazette, “Laval police initially received a call around 8:40 a.m. from someone who said they heard “shots fired” in the parking lot, according to Laval police spokesperson Franco Di Genova. […] Police had no suspects as of early Tuesday afternoon.”
Giordano (right) was considered a mobster of the new generation. As a member of mob boss Francesco Arcadi’s crew, he was known as a hothead and was reprimanded to go easy on the drinking by his mob colleagues after he had gotten into an altercation with a rival drug dealer at a restaurant. Giordano had, allegedly, repeatedly stabbed at the victim’s head.
Another time, when a Hells Angels biker put his hands on Giordano’s good friend and fellow mobster Francesco Del Balso – whose brother was recently busted in Arizona with 62 kilos of cocaine - Giordano followed the Hells Angel outside and fired several shots at his Porsche as he drove off.
His violent behavior combined with his involvement in drug trafficking and gambling earned Giordano a considerable income. He and his wife lived in a $1 million dollar home in the Vimont neighborhood of Laval. To cruise around town, he owned a Porsche Cayenne SUV, a $190,000 BMW Z8 Roadster, and a Ferrari 550 Maranello, which he, according to the book Mafia Inc., showed off every year in downtown Montreal on Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend. For good measure his wife owned a Mercedes-Benz convertible.
His life of crime paid off handsomely, unfortunately for Giordano, his final payment came in lead.
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