Skip navigation

Tag Archives: Nicola Antonio Simonetta

Nicola Antonio "Tony" Simonetta worked as a toy maker in 1985. He was just arrested for ties to the Mafia..

Nicola Antonio “Tony” Simonetta worked as a toy maker in 1985. He was just arrested for ties to the Mafia..

When officials in New York and Rome jointly unveiled evidence of mobsters in two of the most notorious crime cartels moving drugs and money across three continents, no one mentioned the strange Canadian connection — Santa’s workshop in Ontario.

Emerging as a central figure in Tuesday’s arrests, accused of forging new links between the deadly, drug-rich Mafia of Italy’s Calabria region and the notorious American Mafia family once led by John Gotti, is a former Canadian resident who made thousands of wooden toys for charity in a prison workshop near Kingston, Ont.

Nicola Antonio Simonetta read rest By Adrian Humphreys,National Post