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Crown drops  charges against a reputed ranking boss of the mafia in Montreal

By Paul Cherry

In a surprise development at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday, the Crown decided to not proceed with a series of firearms-related cases filed against alleged Mafia leader Antonio (Tony) Mucci and three other people.

Prosecutor Véronique Beauchamp announced the decision Wednesday, which was scheduled to be the first of six days set to deal with a motion concerning Philippe Paul, a former Montreal police detective who retired last year while he is being investigated by the RCMP.

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National Post