SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The son of the slain Springfield mob boss Adolfo “Al” Bruno has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against one of the men charged in connection with his father’s murder.
Victor Bruno filed the lawsuit against Anthony Arillotta on Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court. According to the lawsuit, Arillotta “sought and obtained mob sanction for and subsequently choreographed Al Bruno’s murder.” The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for pain and suffering and other court costs.
Arillotta is currently in the witness protection program. He was convicted in 2012 in connection with orchestrating the hit on Al Bruno. He is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in New York.
Bruno was shot to death outside the Mt. Carmel club in 2003. The triggerman, Frankie Roche pleaded guilty to murdering Bruno in 2008 and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Fotios and Ty Geas and Arthur Nigro of New York were also sentenced to life in prison in connection with the case. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Nigro ordered the November 2003 hit on Bruno. Prosecutors say the Geas brothers planned the murder and ultimately enlisted Frankie Roche, who later killed Bruno.