Quebec gangster had $2M fund to kill 'snitches'

(Chris Roussakis/QMI Agency)

(Chris Roussakis/QMI Agency)

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A Quebec man awaiting trial in New York for allegedly selling $800 million worth of marijuana to the U.S., had a $2 million fund to murder snitches, court documents allege.

U.S. authorities discovered Jimmy "Cosmo" Cournoyer's hit-list fund after decoding a Blackberry message, court documents obtained by the New York Post allege.

Another reputed gangster with ties to New York's Bonnano crime family, John "Big Man" Venizelos, allegedly sent a Blackberry message warning the recipient about snitching to the authorities, the Post reported.

"Seriously bro. I know he has like 2 mil...just to pay guys to handle that once he sentenced," Venizelos allegedly wrote in the message, referring to Cournoyer.


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