Frankie Roche, the admitted shooter in the contract killing of Genovese capo Adolfo Bruno, testified yesterday pursuant to a cooperation deal with federal prosecutors at the racketeering trial against reputed soldier Emilio Fusco as reported by Stephanie Barry for The Republican: "Roche pleaded guilty in 2008 to shooting Bruno six to seven times in a dark parking lot for a $10,000 fee."
Fusco is charged for his alleged role in the 2003 murders of both Bruno and mob associate and police informant Gary Westerman.
Also on the stand yesterday was Massachusetts State Police Capt. Peter Higgins as reported by Stephanie Barry for The Republican:
"Gary Westerman said that Anthony Arillotta," Bruno's successor, and his "muscle were making moves on the street to either have Bruno removed or retired," Jones testified. "He never mentioned murder."
Arillotta also has testified for the government in the trial against Fusco.
This isn't the first rodeo for the turncoat gangsters. Arillotta and Roche both testified at the trial last year against Fusco's three co-defendants including onetime Genovese acting boss Artie Nigro, and the jury returned a guilty verdict after deliberating just five hours.