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Even if he was offered a $20,000 bribe, transmitted by high officials of the Canadian government, attorney Pierre Lamontagne, attorney for the US Justice Department, opposed Lucien Rivard’s bail.
After John F. Kennedy assassination, Mafia boss Joe Bonanno (right) preferred to be incarcerated in Montreal instead of being extradited to the United States. Rivard’s lawyer, Raymond Daoust (left) was also representing Bonanno and made simultaneous solicitations for him to the Canadian Immigration minister and to attorney Pierre Lamontagne.
At the beginning of the 1960’s, William Obront was only known as a meat industry millionaire and was maintaining close contacts with associate Canadian Defense secretary Pierre Sevigny. In the 1970’s, CECO (a Quebec official inquiry on Organized Crime) identified him as the financial manager of the Cotroni family. Exiled to Costa-Rica, he met numerous times Norman LeBlanc, a man supposed to have discussed the buying of a gun “good to kill Kennedy” in New Orleans, in 1963.