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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Genovese Associate Shot Twice In The Head

Earlier this month authorities dug up the remains of Gary Westerman on a residential parcel at 160 Springfield Street in Agawam, MA, and "sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said it appears Westerman was shot twice in the head at the site, and then buried a short distance away in a hand-dug grave approximately 8 feet deep" as reported by Stephanie Barry for The Republican.  Westerman had "disappeared" in 2003 and was an associate and brother-in-law of Anthony Arillotta who is a reputed Genovese capo charged last February for his alleged role in the 2003 hit of his predecessor Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno in Springfield. After Arillotta became a cooperating witness investigators began their dig for Westerman.  Barry further reports:
Prosecutors have refused to say when charges might come in connection with the Westerman case. However, federal court filings have stated investigators believe that at a minimum, Arillotta . . . and [his] enforcers Fotios and Ty Geas, brothers, had a hand in Westerman's death.
In addition to Arillotta, others charged for their alleged roles in the Bruno hit are Arthur Nigro, a reputed former acting Genovese boss, and Fotios Geas.  Frankie Roche, the admitted triggerman in the Bruno slaying, alleges that he was paid $10,000 by Geas for the job.
Agawam-Remains found


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