Five gangbangers from Unit 44 have pleaded guilty for their roles in the January 22, 2013 murder of Gaétan Gosselin who was the former brother-in-law and business associate of Raynald Desjardins, and one of the five "also pleaded to being part of a conspiracy to murder Vincenzo Scuderi, 49, who was killed nine days after Gosselin" as reported by The Gazette.
Desjardins was leading an underworld insurrection backed by the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia against the Rizzuto clan from Cosa Nostra or Sicilian Mafia for control over the drug trade in Montreal and New York.
Vito Rizzuto, an oft-described "drug trafficking mastermind," died in 2013 from lung cancer. The mob boss was released from a U.S. prison in 2012 after serving several years on a racketeering conviction involving the 1981 murders of three Bonanno capos in New York City, and while he was doing time the mob rebellion claimed his son Nick Jr. in 2009 and family patriarch Nicolo in 2010.
Last year Desjardins was sentenced to fourteen years for his lead role in the 2011 hit against ex-Bonanno boss Salvatore "Sal the Ironworker" Montagna who police suspect had allied himself with the breakaway group until their relationship soured.
Apparently the drug trade can be a rough business.