Friday, August 2, 2019

Willie Obront’s death confirmed

The Globe and Mail reports that it has confirmed the death of William Obront, a Montreal meat packer fingered as a key money launderer for the Cotroni Mafia clan.

He was involved in the Expo ’67 meat scandal that involved marketing meat from Ontario pet-food manufacturers as hamburger. 

He had been mixed up in three major scandals in the 1960s and 1970s, but vanished from the spotlight after getting a lengthy sentence for drug trafficking in Florida.

The Globe said he died in Florida on Oct. 12, 2017, at the age of 93, but that was not reported at the time. The Globe confirmed the death via Florida state records.