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Vito Rizzuto (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

By Brian Daly ,QMI Agency

MONTREAL – Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto had direct access to City Hall through two engineers who played golf with him at a Caribbean resort, a public inquiry heard Monday.

Retired engineer Gilles Surprenant also intensified a political firestorm by claiming a colleague told him the city’s executive committee took a 3% cut off of all excavation contracts.

Surprenant, a longtime city planner, has already admitted to inflating contracts for a cartel of contractors who paid him $600,000 in bribes from 1990 to 2009.

He told the Charbonneau Commission that contractor Tony Conte invited him and fellow engineer Luc Leclerc to the Dominican Republic to play a week of golf in 1996 or 1997. Read the rest  Here