I'm very familiar with what conspiracy is in the legal context. But the Genovese family wouldn't have been "gutted" had Ricci or Coppola flipped. Nor will they be by Arilotta and Tranghese's defection. Who's exaggerating now?mayugastank wrote:Westside"
"And for the record, while it's always surprising to see Genovese guys flip, I wouldn't overestimate the effect of Arilotta and Tranghese flipping"
CONSPIRACY TO COMMITT MURDER:
The muddled legal definition of "conspiracy" is:
a) two or more persons gathered for the purpose of doing something
really nasty (Oooo! did someone actually get hurt?, and how can
their intent be proven?), or
b) committing *legal acts* be using "illegal means" (Huh? Is the act
legal, or isn't it?)
Big John” Bologna describes a conversation with Artie Nigro -where Bruno spoke out of school and identified that Fusco was a made meber of the Genovese ---this is what led to Bruno being murdered and Artie being indicted, the conversation took place amongst :
Tranghese took this page to New York to meet with Arthur Nigro and others. Nigro then gave Tranghese, and later Arillotta, the order to kills Bruno,” the Feb. 1 motion reads.
In the sense of the law anyone who overhears a plot to committ murder is guilty of murder. Who are the others described above? and why have they not been indicted is beyond me.....I am sure a big one is coming soon and this murder will be all over the place along with the murder of Lawrence Ricci-which is why Coppola was squeezed so hard to flip-had he flipped up and down the line the Genovese woulve been gutted. Sitautions like these is why I believe the mafia is on the ropes.....one man with enough information can get dozens convicted with the way the RICO statue is set up.
The biggest fish they'll get from Arilotta and Tranghese flipping is Nigro. But, while that is certainly a big catch, it will likely stop there. The Springfield faction didn't have any contact with the rest of the family. At least not outside of Nigro's circle, which is people in the Barney Bellomo crew. So it's basically Nigro and the Geas brothers. Now, if Nigro were to flip, he could do a lot more damage. But don't hold your breath on that. And even then the family wouldn't be "gutted."