October 24, 2019 — Former Springfield (MA) mob affiliates and local businessmen Jimmy Santaniello and Victor Bruno has their homes and offices raided by the IRS and FBI this week. The news broke Wednesday on MassLive, reported by the region’s resident mobologist Stephanie Barry.
“I’ve got nothing to hide, they can take what they want,” Bruno told Barry.
Santaniello, who owns the Mardi Gras strip club and is the nephew of Springfield mob elder statesman Mario Fiore, paid a mafia street tax for decades and is known to have given information to the government related to the shakedowns. Bruno owns Adolfo’s, a restaurant named after his dad, slain Springfield mob boss Aldolfo (Big Al) Bruno and was a target of an unsuccessful IRS-FBI probe into his affairs almost 20 years ago.
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