The funeral mass for slain mobster Joe DiMaulo was held yesterday in Montreal, QB Canada, and among those who sent flowers was Raynald Desjardins "who is currently in jail, charged with first-degree murder in last year's killing of 40-year-old Salvatore Montagna" as reported by Paul Cherry for The Gazette:
Desjardins was Di Maulo's brother-in-law. In 2011, both men are believed to have teamed up with Montagna on an aggressive campaign to take control over the Mafia in Montreal while Vito Rizzuto was serving a 10-year sentence in the U.S. for a racketeering conviction involving three murders. Montagna had briefly been the interim leader of the Bonanno crime family in New York.
Vito Rizzuto was released from prison last month, and upon his return to the City of Saints apparently has become obsessed with security including the acquisition of a $100,000 armored vehicle in which to jaunt about town. The reputed mob boss may have good reason to fear for his life. While Vito was doing time his son Nick Jr. was whacked in 2009 and father Nicolo in 2010.
Rizzuto did not attend DiMaulo's funeral.