$250,000 reward announced for escaped mob leader behind Toronto and B.C. murders Convicted murderer and money launderer Dominic Patenaude has been extradited to the United States where he will face trial for the deaths of two high-profile Toronto women and a B.C. teenager. Six years ago, Patenaude and two other ex-cops were charged in a brutal home invasion in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where a teenage girl was raped and left to die in her own apartment.
Dominic Patenaude, the convicted murderer and money launderer suspected of orchestrating the Toronto and Vancouver slayings, has been extradited to the United States where he will face trial for the deaths of two high-profile people.
The U.S. Attorney in charge of the case, David Goldblatt, announced last week details of a $250,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Patenaude was a high-flying Toronto cop on the wrong side of the law who was convicted and sentenced to life in federal prison in 2003 for his role in the gang-rape and death of a young woman inside her own apartment.
Now, he is wanted in the deaths of a young woman and her unborn child in a brutal home invasion in Vancouver in 2002.
Patenaude’s ex-wife, Jocelyn Boudreau, has been granted bail in the U.S. in another alleged money laundering conspiracy unrelated to the murder. Now, her whereabouts are unknown.
“We applaud the efforts of law enforcement in bringing Dominique Patenaude back to Canada for trial,” said Ontario’s Special Prosecutor for National Security, David Miltenberger.
“This arrest is important and must not be overlooked.”
Patenaude’s alleged role in the murders of the Toronto woman, Yatim Abdelnour, 22, and her unborn baby, and the B.C. teenager, Jodie Monsef, who was brutally stabbed, has taken on new meaning after the arrest of a person linked to the attacks, said Miltenberger.
“This is a significant