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He was deported for ‘serious criminality.’ Now the federal Liberals disagree on whether he can return

An immigration case that involves a Vaughan man deported to Italy in 2010 after he was deemed inadmissible to Canada on the grounds of “serious criminality” and “organized criminality” is causing a dispute between the federal Liberal government and members of the party’s old guard.

At the centre of the fight is Carlo Figliomeni, 50, who was convicted of weapons possession in Italy in 1989 and of having ties to the Mafia a few years later. He was subsequently exonerated of the Mafia association charge by an Italian court.