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

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Trial in Murder Of Genovese Capo Delayed

The trial for Fotios "Freddy" Geas, charged with planning the 2003 hit against New England Genovese capo Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno, has been adjourned from February 1 to March 1 in order "to allow for a broader pool of potential jurors" as reported by Stephanie Barry for The Republican:
Bruno was shot seven times in a darkened parking lot outside the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society in the city's South End on Nov. 23, 2003, the eve of his 58th birthday. After turning government witness, admitted triggerman Frankie A. Roche told investigators he was paid $10,000 to ambush Bruno, the regional boss for the New York-based crime family. Although a fringe character, Roche, 35, said he was the pick to shoot Bruno amid a high-level power play for control of the area's rackets. Investigators have said Geas, labeled as the muscle for Bruno successor Anthony J. Arillotta, acted as a conduit between Roche and higher-ranking mobsters but have not specified for whom. Arillotta has not been charged, nor have any New Yorkers.


Post a Comment