Former Genovese Boss's Son Busted for Kiddie Porn

Arthur "Artie" Nigro, onetime mob boss serving
life; his son was found hawking kiddie porn.
The New York Post is reporting that the son of imprisoned former Genovese mob boss Arthur "Artie" Nigro was busted Wednesday on kiddie porn charges in The Bronx, according to the police.

Joseph Nigro, 35, was allegedly using a file sharing network to trade, store and download a mountain of sick images and videos showing children under 16 engaging in sex, sources said. After confiscating his computer, investigators analyzed the hard drive, which revealed the illegal images, sources said.

Nigro confessed to the crime and was slapped with promoting and possession of sexual performance of a child.

In September 2011, former acting boss of the Genovese family Arthur Nigro and two associates, Fotios Geas and Ty Geas, were sentenced to life in prison in Manhattan federal court for multiple crimes, including the 2003 murder plot against Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno. Authorities alleged that Nigro ordered the hit to increase his power in the Genovese family, and to punish Bruno for allegedly speaking to the FBI.

"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.

During the trial, Frankie Roche, admitted hitman in the 2003 contract killing of Springfield mob boss Bruno, "coolly told jurors of a criminal history that began when he was a boy in Westfield, Mass., with grand theft auto, armed robbery and a prison escape," reported.

"The lanky, tattooed former fringe character" in Springfield's organized crime circles began testifying against Fusco, who is accused of a racketeering conspiracy that includes the Bruno hit, as well as the murder of police informant Gary D. Westerman, as well as sports-betting and drug dealing conspiracies.

Prosecutors from the start have taken the stance that Fusco was a longtime rival of Bruno's and part of a clique of young, upstart gangsters looking to assume control.


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