Steve Ovadia "was shot in the head in the parking lot of a strip mall" on Wednesday night, and "in recent years . . . had been observed meeting with alleged Mafia leaders like Stefano Sollecito and Leonardo Rizzuto while both men were under police surveillance" as reported by the Montreal Gazette. Earlier this year Rizzuto and Sollecito were acquitted on charges they ran a cocaine ring after Quebec Superior Court Judge Eric Downs "ruled the police illegally wiretapped them in the offices of their lawyer" as then reported by the Montreal Gazette. Leonardo is a son of Vito Rizzuto who ruled the crime family until his 2013 passing, and Sollecito allegedly was a top lieutenant for the deceased boss.