The Charbonneau Commission is investigating allegations that the Montreal Mafia and dirty politicians took kickbacks from government contracts to construction companies in a massive bid rigging scheme, and today developer Tony Accurso denied any ties to the Rizzuto crime family as reported by the National Post: "while the Rizzutos did try to initiate business deals with his various companies, the witness said, he and his partners always found 'diplomatic' ways to refuse." And he further testified that he never paid any street tax to the Rizzuto boys. Or respected their proclaimed territories. Or comped their meals when they ate at his restaurant. And Tony Accurso emphasized that "just because you have an Italian name doesn't mean you're in the Mafia."