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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Genovese Mob Boss Indicted On Racketeering Charges

Anthony Arillotta has been arrested in connection with the 2003 hit against New England Genovese capo Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno in Springfield, MA as reported by Stephanie Barry for The Republican.  Frankie Roche, the admitted triggerman, alleges that he was paid $10,000 by Fotios "Freddy" Geas to whack Bruno, and Geas was a supposed sometime enforcer for Arillotta who allegedly became Bruno's successor.  Barry writes:
Sources familiar with the investigation say the arrest warrant was issued out of U.S. District Court in New York City. Organized crime figures from that state also have been charged in a broad indictment, which has not yet been made public. Investigators' theory of the case is that Bruno's murder was a classic mob hit, paid for by a group looking to wrest power over local rackets from the then-local leader of the New York-based Genovese crime family.
Arthur Nigro, a reputed former acting boss of the Genovese crime family who currently is serving time for extortion, has been indicted with Arillotta for his alleged role in the Bruno rubout as reported by Bruce Golding for the New York Post:
Today's Manhattan federal court indictment adds allegations that Bruno was rubbed out "to prevent his communicating to a law enforcement officer and judge of the United States information relating to the commission and possible commission of federal offenses." Those offenses included "crimes committed by members of the Genovese organized crime family," the indictment says.
In addition, the indictment further charges alleged Genovese member Steve Alfisi with racketeering, and Marcos Caio, James Coumoutsos and George Coumoutsos with participating with Alfisi in an illegal gambling operation according to a press release by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.


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