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Organized crime: Detention maintained for the kingpin Raynald Desjardins

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Raynald Desjardins’ appeal was dismissed

Raynald Desjardins, inmate
ARCHIVE PHOTO, QMI AGENCYRaynald Desjardins, inmate

The boss Raynald Desjardins, whose brief release revived tensions in the Montreal mafia last spring, has just failed in another attempt to get out of the penitentiary.

The detention of the man whom the police still consider to be one of the most influential leaders of organized crime, even though he has been detained for ten years, has been upheld by the appeal division of the Parole Board of Canada (PBC ), last Thursday. 

Desjardins, who turned 68 in October, could thus have to remain in prison until 2023 in order to finish serving his sentence there for having plotted the murder of the aspiring godfather Salvatore Montagna in 2011.

Last May, the parole from which the veteran mafia had benefited for a month was revoked after the police observed him in Laval and Montreal with his new bodyguard, a close friend of the Hells Angels, with whom we forbade him all contact.  


His bodyguard was also in possession of a list of vehicle plate numbers, including that of Stefano Sollecito, a leader of the Rizzuto clan among the enemies of Desjardins, according to what our Bureau of Investigation reported on June 1. latest.

During this period when she feared a resumption of settling of scores within the Mafia, the police had warned Desjardins and several big names of the Rizzuto clan – including Sollecito and the lawyer Leonardo Rizzuto, son of the late godfather Vito Rizzuto – that their life was potentially in danger.

Earlier this year, Desjardins told the PBC that he had “retired” from the criminal world.

In 2015, Desjardins was the target of a plot to have him assassinated in a prison environment which was orchestrated by the former Hells chief, Maurice “Mom” Boucher.

Location: Canada
Source: journaldequebec
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