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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Body Identified As Slain Genovese Associate

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Authorities have confirmed that the body dug up last April on a residential parcel at 160 Springfield Street in Agawam, MA is Gary Westerman who "disappeared" in 2003 as reported by Stephanie Barry for The Republican:  "Sources familiar with the investigation have said previously that Westerman was shot twice in the head." Westerman 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. 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.
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