Ontario is mob's 'money-laundering capital'

Vito Rizzuto (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

Vito Rizzuto (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

Rob Lamberti, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:44 AM ET

TORONTO - A low-key mob war being waged in Quebec won’t rattle this province because Ontario is the economic engine fuelling the battle, sources say.

Ontario is the source of most of the wealth for organized crime while the violence for the most part remains in Quebec.

The province, according to investigators and an organized crime expert, is bankrolling European operations, often targets of tough money laundering and asset seizure laws.

The war in Quebec intensified when chieftain Vito Rizzuto returned home in early October.


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