In this podcast, Aaron and I interview our friend who is a former prison guard at the maximum security federal prison at Marion, Illinois. He will talk about the procedures in handling high profile prisoners and special circumstances like dealing with former informants inside the system.
Breaking news, a known Springfield, Massachusetts area mob member and others entered the cell of Boston gangster and former FBI Top Echelon informant James “Whitey” Bulger and beat him to death with padlocks deposited in socks or “Slocks.” This murder happened within hours of his arrival at this federal prison in West Virginia. Additionally, authorities report, the assailants gouged out Bulger’s eyes and tried to cut out his tongue. For certain, these killers sent a message to other mobsters who might think about cooperating with the government.
So far prison authorities believe that Fotios “Freddy” Geas, a West Springfield Massachusetts Mafia hit man serving a life sentence for the 2003 slaying of the leader of the Genovese crime family, is the prime suspect. They have video surveillance of several men entering Bulger’s cell around 6 a.m., according to authorities.
Freddy Geas, his younger brother, Ty Geas and onetime Genovese crime family boss named Arthur Nigro were convicted in 2011 by a federal jury after being charged with several violent crimes dating back to 2003. One of those crimes was the murder of Springfield mob boss Adolfo “Big Al” Bruno. At that time, the Geas brothers were feared enforcers for Anthony Arillotta, the boss of a mafia family in Springfield.
Freddy Geas had a particularly good reason to hate informants or government witnesses because in the Bruno murder, his old boss Anthony Arillotta turned on him and became an FBI informant after all three were charged with Bruno’s murder. Arillotta testified that Geas and a man named Gary D. Westerman committed several murders and that he and Geas killed Westerman. Geas is doing life for these crimes.
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