Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Al Bruno murder trial update: Felix Tranghese is cross-examined; expected to be final prosecution witness

Western Massachusetts mobster Felix Tranghese underwent cross-examination on Tuesday in the federal court trial involving the murder-for-hire killing of Adolfo “Big Al” Bruno in 2003.
Tranghese, 58, of East Longmeadow, is expected to be among the final prosecution witnesses in the U.S. District Court trial of Arthur “Artie“ Nigro, 66, the reputed onetime acting boss of the Genovese crime family who allegedly “green-lighted“ the hit on Bruno, Fotios “Freddy“ Geas, 42, of West Springfield, and his brother Ty Geas, 39, of West Springfield.
The trial is in its third week in a Manhattan court; along with Tranghese, Anthony J. Arillotta, a Genovese soldier from Springfield gunning for Bruno’s spot, turned government informant almost immediately after being arrested in 2010. Arillotta testified Bruno ordered a hole to be dug in a wooded lot in Agawam meant for Tranghese, with whom Bruno was at odds.



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