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Felix Tranghese

NEW YORK – Even being a long-established soldier in the New York Mafia can be a dicey business with no job security.  

Such were the later years of the tenure of Felix Tranghese, 58, of East Longmeadow, inducted into the New York-based Genovese crime family in 1982 at a house on Acushnet Street, according to his testimony at a mob murder trial in federal court in Manhattan. 

Standing trial for the 2003 contract hit on crime boss Adolfo “Big Al” Bruno are Arthur “Artie” Nigro, 66, the reputed onetime acting boss of the Genovese crime family who allegedly “green-lighted” the hit on Bruno amid a power play and rumors the Springfield boss was rubbing elbows with FBI agents. His codefendants, Fotios “Freddy” Geas, 42, of West Springfield, and brother Ty Geas, 39, of West Springfield, were as Tranghese called them, the “scary guys” accompanying Anthony J. Arillotta, a Genovese soldier from Springfield gunning for Bruno’s spot.