Suspect In Bulger Slay Didn’t Deny Role, Whacked Genovese Capo, Serving Life Because Of Informant

Fotios “Freddy” Geas may have "played an integral role" in the killing of James (Whitey Bulger) one of America’s most notorious gangsters, the Boston Globe is reporting.

Freddy Geas suspect in Whitey Bulger slaying
Freddy Geas suspect in Bulger slay.

Geas, who is serving a life sentence in USP Hazelton, reportedly did not dispute his role in Bulger’s slaying, the Globe reports.

Anthony (Bingy) Arillotta flipped on Freddy Geas, his brother, and a former Genovese boss for the 2003 hit on Adolfo “Big Al” Bruno, who had been the boss of the Genovese crime family's Springfield crew.

“Freddy hated rats,” private investigator Ted McDonough told the Globe.

“Freddy hated guys who abused women. Whitey was a rat who killed women. It’s probably that simple.”

Geas, Genovese boss Arthur “Artie” Nigro, and Fotios's brother Ty Geas were tried and convicted for the murder.

Bulger -- who is wheelchair bound -- was in general population Tuesday morning when he was reportedly approached by three other inmates who wheeled him into a corner that could not be seen by surveillance cameras. The inmates beat Bulger -- one used a lock in a sock as a weapon -- until he was unconscious. They also attempted to gouge his eyes out with “some type of shiv. "

In 2010 the Geas brothers and Nigro were hit with a wide-ranging murder and racketeering indictment that included the 2003 Bruno murder, the slaying of low level operator Gary D. Westerman, and the attempted murder of union official Frank Dadabo in New York the same year.

On November 23, 2003, Bruno and Frank Depergola were approached by a man as they prepared to enter their vehicle outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel club. The man called Bruno by name and when Bruno turned to address him, the man shot Bruno six times in the head and groin. 

According to court records, Genovese leaders and Bruno's crew wanted to eliminate him because he was not earning enough money for the family. 

Several high ranking mobsters in New York were also misled to believe that Bruno was a government informant.

In March 2011, Mafia turncoat Anthony J. Arillotta detailed for jurors the two cold-blooded murders and a third attempt, on the union official’s life, in 2003.I

Anthony (Bingy) Arillotta
Anthony (Bingy) Arillotta 

Arillotta testified he decided to turn prosecution witness almost immediately after his arrest in February 2010, and has pleaded guilty to the murders and attempted murder, plus a laundry list of extortions and drug and gun charges, in the hopes of escaping a life behind bars.