Carlo DeMaria -- the son of convicted killer Vincenzo "Jimmy" DeMaria whom Italian authorities allege has a seat on the Camera di Controllo which oversees the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia clans in Toronto, ON Canada -- "has been arrested in what police call an ongoing fraud investigation" apparently involving payday loan and foreign exchange businesses as reported by Adrian Humphreys for the National Post:
Police are aware of Carlo DeMaria's relationship to Jimmy DeMaria but said he was not a part of the investigation. "I am not aware of any role that Jimmy played in this," said Det.-Const. Thayalan. "This was not a probe into organized crime."
Jimmy DeMaria was arrested last November for an alleged parole violation, and remains imprisoned.
The 'Ndrangheta has eclipsed Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia as Italy's most powerful crime group due to its obscene profits from the cocaine trade in Europe, and it has become entrenched in Australia, Canada and the United States with surprisingly little push back from law enforcement in those countries.
Mob watchers in Canada suspect that the Calabrians have backed a breakaway group from the Rizzuto clan of the Sicilian Mafia for control over the drug rackets in Montreal and New York, and the turf war has resulted in dozens of murders over the last few years.
Earlier this year Italian and American police arrested dozens of suspected mobsters on both sides of the Atlantic for their alleged roles in a joint drug smuggling plot between the Gambino family and the Calabrian Mafia.
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