The Canadian PressMay 9, 2013 14:04
LAVAL, Que. - For much of his political life, he was known as "The Monarch." Now, for the rest of his natural life, he risks being branded as "The Godfather."
One of the Criminal Code's most severe charges — directing a criminal organization — is being laid against the once-powerful mayor of Laval, Que.
That charge, one of two gangsterism counts and numerous other charges laid against Gilles Vaillancourt on Thursday, carries a maximum life sentence.