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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rumors Swirl In Big Al Hit Case

Speculation is brewing that indictments may be coming down the road against additional defendants in connection with the 2003 hit against New England Genovese capo Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno.  The trial for Fotios "Freddy" Geas, charged with planning the hit against the gangster, is set for March 1, and federal prosecutors have filed a "recent flurry of sealed documents" and "defense lawyers in the case have completely corked the flow of information" as reported by Stephanie Barry for The Republican:
Rumors about new arrests have run rampant among lawyers and shady figures alike since early last week. * * * Geas, 42, is charged with murder in aid of racketeering in 2008 after being implicated by admitted shooter Frankie A. Roche, who turned government witness and has pleaded guilty to shooting Bruno in the parking lot of South End neighborhood club on Nov. 23, 2003. Roche told the FBI Geas paid him $10,000 to kill Bruno amid a turf war among members of the so-called "Springfield Crew" of the New York-based Genovese crime family. Names of other suspects have cropped up in previous court filings, only to be dismissed by law enforcement officials as premature. They include Anthony J. Arillotta, 41, Bruno's reputed successor, and New York [reputed] mobsters Pasquale "Scop" Deluca, 78, and Arthur "Artie" Nigro, 65, none of whom has been charged in connection with Bruno's killing.


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