Friday, November 19, 2004

Gagliano Denies Mob Allegations

Former Cabinet Minister Alfonso Gagliano year continues to get worse after an FBI informant accused the Italian-Canadian of being a soldier in the infamous New York based Bonanno crime family. Gagliano has already lost nearly all credibility because of his central role in the Sponsorship scandal. Conservative leader Stephen Harper leapt at the opportunity to criticize the Liberals, pressing the Prime Minister to say whether the government knew anything about the allegations.

Gagliano has denied the allegations first published in the New York Daily News, telling the CBC that the they "are totally false" and "My reputation here is at stake"

While the Conservatives and their media allies may be ecstatic about the story, thus far there is no evidence to support it. As Warren pointed out today, Gagliano's accuser is scum, a convicted murderer and a junkie. Those who have so boldly jumped on the story, such as Harper, Peter Mackay and CanWest Global only mark themselves as blatantly partisan.

2 Comments:

Blogger Marina974 said...

It's almost embarassing that the media has jumped all over this story with no evidence to back it up.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Caurus said...

Gagliano is innocent until proven guilty, that's the law of the land is it not?

3:15 PM  

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