April 23, 2020 — Genovese crime family captain Eugene (Rooster) Onofrio was released from prison this week after serving two years on a racketeering conviction stemming from the 2016 “East Coast LCN” enterprise case.
The 77-year old Onofrio in charge of Genovese affairs in Springfield, Massachusetts, a longtime outpost for the New York borgata, and in Little Italy in Manhattan. He was let out two weeks early due to concerns over the Coronavirus. Back in 2018, he pleaded guilty to the charges, which included brokering a $30,000 loan to Springfield mob figures at a pizza parlor.
Onofrio resides in Connecticut. An undercover FBI agent infiltrated his inner circle back in the 2010s, rising to the role of Onofrio’s driver. A 2014 FBI wire caught him boasting of being the “skipper” of Springfield and planning on putting fourth a group of Western Massachusetts wiseguys for induction into the Genovese family.
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