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5 people arrested in death of ex-New York mob boss

MONTREAL (AP) -- Canadian police say they have arrested five people in connection with the slaying of a powerful Mob boss who once led New York's notorious Bonanno crime family.

Montreal police said Tuesday that Raynald Desjardins, 59, and four other people have been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Salvatore Montagna, whose body was pulled from a river near Montreal, Quebec, last month.

Desjardins is alleged to have past connections to Vito Rizzuto, the reputed head of the Montreal Mafia.

The FBI has said Montagna was the acting boss of the Bonanno crime family.

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