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Daily Archives: April 17th, 2012

 Emilio Fusco, “made member” of  LA  Cosa Nostra

NEW YORK — Lawyers offered opening arguments on Tuesday morning in the trial of Emilio Fusco, a Longmeadow mobster accused of murder, extortion and drug dealing while he was a soldier in the so-called Springfield Mafia Crew of the Genovese organized crime family of  LA  Cosa Nostra  

By Stephanie Barry, The Republican

Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel S. Goldman told jurors that Fusco was part of a plot that stretched from Western Massachusetts to New York to execute his primary rival, Springfield mob captain Adolfo “Big Al” Bruno, “cowboy style” in that city’s downtown.

Goldman argued Fusco provided another associate’s “crash dummy” with the gun to kill Bruno and clued the shooter in to Bruno’s whereabouts on Nov. 23, 2003. Bruno was shot dead outside the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society that night as he left his regular weekly card game.

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