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Murdered millionaire jeweller was a west coast gangster, suspected hit man, police snitch and in the witness protection program

Back in October, we made note of the murder of a millionaire jeweller. The juicier details of the case involve Michael Costa, who police suspected might be involved with the murder, and his brother Daniel, a Toronto cop charged with perjury for allegedly misleading police regarding his brother’s whereabouts. Now, the plot thickens. The Toronto Star reported on Monday that the murder victim, Alexander Kucovic, led a double life: the Yorkville jeweller was also a west coast gangster, and a participant in the witness protection program. Oh, and he was a “suspected hit man and police snitch,” too. We figured the Star’s tenacity on the police beat would deliver the salacious details of this case, and so far they haven’t disappointed. We just hope they keep it up—we haven’t been this intrigued by a witness protection program commotion since Sister Act. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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