named by the FBI as the acting boss of the Bonanno family, who was deported from the United States from refusing to testify
The body of an alleged mobster, who told U.S. authorities that was once famous in the New York Bonanno family, was caught from a river in north Montreal.
reports identified the body as Salvatore Montagna, although police would not immediately confirm or deny the identity.
The FBI once called the acting head of the Bonanno crime family - was one of the New York tabloids call him "Chief Bambino" because of his rise to power in the middle of their 30s. Nicknamed "Sal the Iron Worker", who owned and operated a successful steel business in the United States.Aa Montagna
death is the latest in a series of mafia-related murders and disappearances in the last two years. It was considered a candidate to take over the Rizzuto family decimated.
A spokesman for the provincial police, said a private citizen called after seeing a body along the banks of the river Assumption The. The same person also reported hearing gunshots, but Sergeant Benoit Richard said he could not confirm how the victim died.
"When (police) came, they saw a man lying near the river, out of the water and began to perform CPR with the help of emergency personnel," said Richard.
He said police expected the results of an autopsy to determine cause of death.He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge, but that she was entitled to remain in the United States. Montagna had no criminal record in Canada and came back with no problem.