This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Vito Rizzuto has been set free from the Colorado’s FCI Florence prison on Friday morning. He was immediately handed over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs officials. The world-renowned mobster has spent almost five years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty in 2007 to the charges of masterminding the murders of three captains of the Bonnano crime family in New York in 1981. He was originally sentenced to up to 10 years of imprisonment.
66-years-old Rizzuto is now anticipated to be returning Canada, though it is less likely that he makes it up to Montreal. According to concealed sources, Rizzuto is being transferred to the airport by the Homeland Security agents and due to security reasons, the time or location of the flights departure or arrival information is all considered confidential and is not revealed to any other party. Though, it has been confirmed that all the planning was done with the consent of Rizzuto’s lawyer.
After Rizzuto’s sentence was decided and he started his life in prison, both his son and father were mysteriously killed. Later in May 2010 his brother-in-law, Paolo Renda, was abducted without any leads. Now on the day of his release, service is being commenced by his family home for the funeral of his father-in-law. Rizzuto’s 92-years-old father-in-law, Leonardo Cammalleri, passed away few days ago due to a heart attack. The Italian authorities had him on their wanted list for a couple decades on allegations of several felonies, but they never requested his extradition from the authorities.