South End Syndicate: How I Took Over the Genovese Springfield Crew - Hamilcar Publications

South End Syndicate: How I Took Over the Genovese Springfield Crew

Anthony Arillotta with Joe Bradley


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On a hot November day in 2003 in Springfield, Massachusetts, local Genovese family Captain “Big Al” Bruno got shot five times with a .45 caliber handgun as he walked out of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel social club—a lit cigar smoldering next to his lifeless body. Since Vito Genovese took his empire north from New York City, a string of mobsters dating back a hundred years have operated in the Greater Springfield area. With this migration came murders, mayhem, treachery, criminal trials, and constant corruption.

Not until 2010 did authorities charge new Springfield Genovese boss Anthony “Bingy” Arillotta with Bruno’s murder. At the time, Arillotta’s connections spanned the Northeast—from the Patriarca family in Rhode Island to the Angiulos in Boston to the Gambinos and Bonannos in New York, and from Billy Grasso and Whitey Tropiano in New Haven to Whitey Bulger’s Winter Hill Gang. During his seven-year reign, Arillotta had beautiful women, total power, and millions in cash. But it eventually came with a devastating price.

South End Syndicate tells the untold story of a young man’s infatuation with Springfield wiseguys who rose from being a street criminal to becoming his city’s Mafia boss. How did a young Italian-American kid from Springfield work his way up the chain to become a Made wiseguy in charge of Western New England? Arillotta, now a free man, tells a timeless tale of power, money, and murder.





  • Publication Date: October 17, 2023
  • Author: Anthony Arillotta with Joe Bradley
  • Edition: 1st
  • Availability: World
  • ISBN: 9781949590760
  • Page Count: 224
  • Format: Hardcover and Paperback
  • Dimensions: 6″ X 9″
  • List Price: $34.99 and $21.99
  • Distribution: Two Rivers


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Anthony Arillotta is the former boss of the Springfield, Massachusetts, faction of New York City’s Genovese crime family.

Joe Bradley is a former Springfield, Massachusetts, police officer and worked on the city’s gang unit. He lives in Connecticut.