Rizzuto 'underboss' shot dead in Laval
Lorenzo Giordano shot in parking lot of Carrefour Multisports
Lorenzo (Skunk) Giordano, a man with ties to the Montreal Mafia, was shot and killed in a parking lot in the Chomedey area of Laval this morning.
"A 52-year-old man was hit by at least one projectile from a firearm in the parking lot outside the Carrefour Multisports,"
Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Ingrid Asselin said.
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Laval police received a call around 8:40 a.m. reporting the shooting
Giordano was shot at least once while sitting in the passenger side of a vehicle. The investigation has been transferred to the provincial police because of the case's potential links to organized crime.
Giordano was a high-ranking member of the Rizutto crime family who was described by an RCMP witness at the Charbonneau commission as an "underboss." The commission was set up to investigate corruption in Quebec's construction industry
An exhibit presented at the hearings outlined his links to drug trafficking, bookmaking and extortion.
Giordano was arrested during Operation Colisée in 2007 along with almost 100 suspected mobsters.
He pleaded guilty in 2008 to multiple charges including participating in a criminal organization. He was sentenced in 2009 to 10 years and three months in prison.