Former Genovese crime family capo turned rat Anthony “Bingy” Arillotta was sentenced to only 99 months in prison for mafia crimes including two murders and three attempted murders among others. He was charged with the murders of former Massachusetts mob boss Adolfo Bruno and mob associate Gary Westerman back in 2003. After cozying up to New York mob leaders and the 2003 murder of his one time mentor Arillotta formerly became a made member of the Genovese family and took over the mob families Springfield operations. Then in 2010 he was arrested and charged with both murder of Bruno and Westerman and other crimes and almost immediately began cooperating with the feds.
Arillotta agreed to a plea deal and became a cooperating witness against his mafia cohorts. He supplied the feds with the location of Gary Westerman’s remains and exposed the entire Bruno murder plot. He would go on to testify at two separate trials sending two of his former crew along with former New York Mafia based acting Genovese family boss Arthur “Artie” Nigro and loan shark Emilio Fusco to prison. He has been labeled as one of the best mafia informants ever by federal prosecutors.
With time served the 47 year old wiseguy will now only serve an additional four years in prison for all of his treacherous crimes. He was also slapped with a $2 million dollar forfeiture as part of his sentencing. Facing a life sentence for his crimes after his 2010 arrest it seems that cooperating and becoming a rat has once again paid off handsomely for another mobster.