Genovese gangster turned government rat Anthony “Bingy” Arillotta, a reputed made member of the Mafia from Springfield , has finished up his fourth day of turncoat testimony in the trial of onetime alleged accomplice in murder Emilio Fusco in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
By Stephanie Barry, The Republican
Fusco, 43, of Longmeadow, stands accused of the 2003 contract hits on western Massachusetts crime boss Adolfo “Big Al” Bruno and police informant Gary D. Westerman, plus a string of extortions and drug deals.
Prosecutors say Fusco provided Bruno’s shooter with a .45 caliber gun and flagged the whereabouts of Bruno, Fusco’s rival, on the night Bruno was killed. Arillotta has testified that he joined Fusco in repeatedly bashing Westerman over the head with a shovel after Westerman had already been shot, and helped bury him in an eight-foot ditch, later toasting their teamwork over cognac. read more Here