Gennaro “Jerry” Bruno has entered into a plea agreement with the feds pleading guilty to racketeering the 2002 murder of Martin Bosshart and conspiring to prevent grand jury testimony.
Bruno a long-standing Gambino crime family associate served in a crew run by former consigliere Joseph “JoJo” Corozzo. He was a member of a violent gang known as the “young guns” before getting recruited into the New York mafia namely the powerful Gambino family of Cosa Nostra. According to the plea agreement, he will be sentenced to 21 years in prison in May.
According to the feds, Bruno participated in various crimes on behalf of the New York mob family, including drug trafficking, extortion, and murder. Bosshart was an associate of Bruno’s and helped in a Gambino family controlled marijuana scheme which moved high-potency product from Canada to New York. Court filings claim that Bosshart tried to exclude a Bruno co-conspirator from the marijuana business leading Bruno to plot his murder with other members of the Gambino family. The victim was lured to a Queens, NY location by Bruno and shot in the back of the head.
The feds say the defendant the conspired with others linked to the NY mafia to obstruct a grand jury investigation into the murder. He eluded justice for years all the time continuing his participation in other mafia crimes and activities on behalf of the Gambino family. He even used his standing with the mafia to extract extortion payments from a Queens based waste carting company before he was arrested in Las Vegas in 2014.