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Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Genovese Mob In Springfield, MA

Following the indictment last month of reputed Genovese leaders Anthony Arillotta and Arthur Nigro for their alleged roles in the 2003 rubout of the family's New England capo Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno in Springfield, MA, WGGB reports on the state of organized crime in the town:

[L]ocal police have said the face of organized crime has changed since the time when Bruno allegedly ran the show. Those who knew Bruno have said he was a strong supporter of local charities. However, local police have said that money was allegedly coming from an illegal gaming ring that was bringing in as much as $150,000 each week. * * * Court records connected to the killing detail extortion against city business owners, illegal gaming machines being forced into bars and drugs being shipped in large quantities to the area from Florida.

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