Nigro, Geas Brothers Found Guilty, Face Life

It's all over for Arthur Nigro, former acting boss of the Genovese, who with two henchmen was found guilty today of murder and other crimes following a three-week trial in New York.

Nigro, of the Bronx, N.Y., stood trial with enforcers Fotios "Freddy" Geas, of West Springfield, Mass., and his brother Ty Geas, of Westfield, Mass.

The litany of crimes of which they were charged and found guilty include the 2003 murder plot against former Genovese boss Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno, the attempted murder of a union boss the same year, and a series of extortion attempts occurring from Springfield to Hartford, Conn., and Manhattan.

They all face mandatory life sentences.

"The jury's swift verdict in this case takes some very dangerous men off the streets -- men who clearly did not think twice about killing anyone who got in their way," said Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, in a statement.

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