Mobster Massimigliano Carfagna was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine and the opioid drug fentanyl, a gun charge and a drug importation conspiracy charge, newspaper The Star reports.
He was arrested as a result of Operation OTremens, an international law enforcement investigation targeting the Todaro crime family based in Hamilton, Ontario, and New York’s Bonanno and Gambino crime families. Authorities were able to crack the mob crews thanks to one of their own, a made member of the New York Bonanno crime family, becoming an informant.
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Carfagna was part of the Hamilton group which was led by 51-year-old Domenico Paolo Violi and his brother Giuseppe Violi. Both men are considered Mafia royalty with both their father and grandfather having been leading mob figures. They are scheduled to take their case to trial.
With his guilty plea, Carfagna just made proving their innocence that bit more difficult. As part of his plea deal, Carfagna stated that “between March 1 and October 28, 2016, he and Giuseppe “Joey” Violi of Hamilton agreed to import 200 to 300 kilograms of cocaine into Canada,” The Star reports.
“As part of their plan to organize the cocaine shipment, Carfagna and Violi advised the agent that they had sent […] a male associate of Carfagna’s [...] identified as ‘Porkchop,’ to make arrangements to get the cocaine on consignment in Colombia,” the statement reads.
For the entire story check out Peter Edwards' article in The Star newspaper.
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