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In January 2010, pallbearers in Montreal carried the casket containing the remains of Vito Rizzuto’s son, Nick, who had been shot and killed.
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By ALISTAIR MACDONALD

A corruption scandal in Quebec has prompted a pair of high-profile political resignations—and embarrassed and riveted Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city—amid testimony about cash-stuffed envelopes, political kickbacks and Mafia chieftans

Former construction-industry executives, city officials and police in recent months have told a special anticorruption commission about an elaborate scheme dating back 15 years in which contractors allegedly paid kickbacks to local officials and political parties in exchange for contracts. People testified that costs were inflated to boost profit, which was then sometimes skimmed by members of the local Mafia. Read Rest  Here on The Wall Street Journal