|Montreal Mafia leader Stefano Sollecito was granted bail Wednesday after a Superior Court judge agreed he cannot adequately be treated for the cancer he is suffering from inside a provincial detention centre. Sollecito was unable to attend the funeral held for his father, Rocco, at a church in Montreal this month. The elder Sollecito, a longtime leader in the Montreal Mafia, was shot dead in Laval in May.|
Leonardo Rizzuto, 47, the son of deceased Mob boss Vito Rizzuto, will remain behind bars while he awaits a trial. Both men were arrested in November along with more than 40 others. They are charged with taking part in a conspiracy to traffic in drugs between Jan. 1, 2013, and Nov. 16, 2015. They are also charged with committing a crime “for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a criminal organization.”
The case returns to court for a preliminary inquiry in October.