Apparently Vito Rizzuto missed the golf links while serving time in a U.S. prison on a racketeering conviction involving the 1981 murders of three Bonanno capos in New York City.
The reputed Montreal mob boss was released last October, and upon his return to Quebec has moved out of the big city into a McMansion near the Islesmere Golf Club in western Laval as reported by CTV:
Laval police representative Daniel Guerin told CTV Montreal that Laval residents have no reason to be fearful. He said other known mobsters have lived in Laval over the past 20 years and not caused trouble and no special police presence has been required. Guerin said, however, that a plan has been formulated by experienced officers to deal with any disruptions if they occur.
Laval police spokesperson Franco Di Genova says Rizzuto "has been seen at the golf course, playing golf three or four times in the past few months" as reported by Domenic Fazioli for Global News.
Of course, it can't be all fun and games for Rizzuto.
The 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia is suspected of backing a breakaway group from Rizzuto's Sicilian clan for control over the drug rackets in Montreal, and the turf war has resulted in dozens of murders over the last few years including the reputed mob boss's son Nick in 2009 and family patriarch Nicolo in 2010.
And in the midst of all the bloodshed the Charbonneau Commission is investigating claims that the Montreal Mafia and dirty politicians are taking cuts from government contracts to construction companies in a massive bid rigging scheme, and the panel has subpoenaed Vito Rizzuto to appear as reported by Monique Muse for The Montreal Gazette.