Former Genovese Wiseguy Bingy Arillotta Was Arrested This Week For Pelting Someone With A Juice Carton

The former boss of the Genovese crime family's Springfield crew got himself in some hot mildly warm water this week. 

Anthony (Bingy) Arillotta shot bullets at Mafioso --  but now he apparently pelts relatives with juice cartons.
Anthony (Bingy) Arillotta served time for two murders.

Anthony (Bingy) Arillotta once shot bullets at Mafioso --  but now apparently pelts relatives with juice cartons.

Bingy, who became the federal government’s star witness in two separate mob murder trials in New York City in 2011 and 2012 and who began cooperating in 2010, was arrested Sunday for assault and battery after he allegedly tossed a lemonade carton at a female relative, hitting her in the leg.

She’s okay however: there were no visible injuries, as per the police report. She also declined medical treatment.

As MassLive reported, the dispute was over a sick dog that Arillotta threatened to kill. (Bingy has allergies, and a family member supposedly left the dog at his home. He wanted it gone.)

Arillotta, 50, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday in Springfield District Court.

Assistant District Attorney Tyson Fung asked the judge to set bail at $2,500 cash, saying Arillotta, of Springfield, was on federal probation.

In 2010 he pleaded guilty to the 2003 murders of former mentor Adolfo (Big Al) Bruno; former brother-in-law Gary Westerman; and the attempted murder of a New York union boss.

He served an eight-year prison sentence and opted out of witness protection to reportedly return to Springfield in 2017.

At his arraignment Monday, McKenna set Sept. 25 as a “clarification of counsel” date, saying Arillotta does not qualify for a court-appointed lawyer.

Arillotta reportedly has been working full time. A family member posted his bail.

An arrest report written by officer Brendan Linnehan said officers spoke with Arillotta’s son, who told them that Arillotta had threatened to kill the dog, and that he then called a female relative, who arrived at the home with the victim.

Arillotta and the victim got into an argument, “both screaming and calling each other various names.”

Arillotta “picked up a full carton of Lemonade” and threw it at the victim during the argument, Linnehan wrote.

The victim was struck in the leg but did not suffer any visible injuries, the report said. She declined medical treatment.