Anthony Arillotta sentenced to eight years in prison

NEW YORK (WWLP) – The man who admitted to orchestrating the murder of Springfield mob boss Adolfo “Al” Bruno has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Anthony Arillotta was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.  As part of his sentence, Arillotta was also ordered to forfeit $2 million and undergo three years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

Arillotta was charged in connection with Bruno’s murder in 2010.  Bruno was shot to death outside the Mt. Carmel club in 2003.

Arillotta pleaded guilty on January 31, 2011 to charges of racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, murder for the purpose of obstructing justice, conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute narcotics and unlawful transfer and possession of machine guns.

Bruno’s son, Victor, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against 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.

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