Update On Organized Crime Charges

TORONTO, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - As the result of an on-going illegal gaming investigation, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) has charged the following individuals with the offences of Commit a Criminal Offence for the Benefit of a Criminal Organization and Conspiracy to Commit the Indictable Offence of Engage in Bookmaking.

  • Andrew BIELLI, 49, London
  • David HAIR, 45, London
  • George PANDREMENOS, 37, Richmond Hill
  • Mark LANDON, 50, Oakville
  • Robert BARLETTA, 43, London
  • Stewart KO, 36, Toronto
  • William YU, 38, Thornhill
  • Brian TRAN, 27, Concord
  • Christopher RUTLEDGE, 36, London
  • Vincenzo RUSSO, 44, Aurora
  • Michael BUFFEY, 58, Barrie
  • Peter LASKARIS, 48, Stouffville
  • Thomas PHIPPARD, 34, Vaughan
  • Jim LUCKI, 61, Toronto
  • Benny ROZENZON, 60, Toronto
  • Bing GAO, 35, Markham

Additional charges were laid by police and included:

Participation in a Criminal Organization

  • Trica LEVY, 37, Vaughan
  • Nicola VITANTONIO, 42, Woodbridge
  • Jeffery VALENTE, 36, Toronto

Possession of the Proceeds of Crime - Over $5,000

  • Jim LUCKI, 61, Toronto (2 counts)
  • George PANDREMENOS, 37, Richmond Hill
  • Peter LASKARIS, 48, Stouffville
  • Michael BUFFEY, 58, Barrie
  • Mark LANDON, 50, Oakville
  • Stewart KO, 36, Toronto
  • Vincenzo RUSSO, 44, Aurora

Possession Proceeds of Crime - Under $5,000

  • Thomas PHIPPARD, 34, Vaughan
  • Andrew BIELLI, 49, London

Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

  • Thomas PHIPPARD, 34, Vaughan (2 counts)
  • Mark LANDON, 50, Oakville

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

  • Thomas PHIPPARD, 34, Vaughan
  • David HAIR, 45, London (3 counts)

Fail to Comply with an Undertaking

  • Andrew BIELLI, 49, London
  • David HAIR, 45, London

William Yu, 38, Thornhill was charged with numerous firearms related offences, several of which included Possession of a Firearm Knowing that it was Obtained by the Commission of an Offence and Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition.

Bail hearings for the accused started yesterday and are continuing today.  The next scheduled court date is March 14, 2013 at Ontario Court of Justice, 1000 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario.

Should persons have information related to the activities of this group please contact CFSEU at 1-800-387-0020.

The CFSEU is a multi-jurisdictional operation, which includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, York Regional Police, the Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police and the Durham Regional Police Service.  CFSEU is specifically tasked with the mandate to expose, investigate, prosecute and dismantle organized criminal enterprises.


SOURCE: Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit

For further information:

CFSEU Media Relations
416-992-4409

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