• Show Notes

Federal prosecutors in New York try a case against the boss of the Genovese crime family—with Anthony Arillotta as their star witness. But will the jury believe a murderer? 

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Executive producers: Tamara Sepper, Art Chung. Senior producer and writer: Matthew Billy. Technical director: David Tatasciore. Producers: Adam Waller, Noa Azulai. Editor: Isaac Kestenbaum. Story consultant: Lissa Soep. Original score composed by Nat Weiner.


  • Indictment of Anthony Arillotta, Southern District of New York
  • “Alleged mobster shot to death at social club,” South Coast Today, 11/24/2003
  • “Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Additional Charges Against Former Acting Boss of Genovese Organized Crime Family and Four Others,” FBI, 7/20/2010
  • “Trial of Fotios Geas, Ty Geas, Arthur Nigro in connection with the murder of Adolfo Bruno starts Monday in Manhattan,” MassLive, 3/14/2011
  • Verdict in the trial of Artie Nigro, SDNY, 4/1/2011