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Fotios ‘Freddy’ Geas Indicted In Whitey Bulger Murder- Who Is He And Why Was He In Prison?

On Thursday, Federal prosecutors announced that three former prisoners were indicted for the murder of an inmate gangster.

They have been charged with conspiring with the two Massachusetts inmates to carry out the brutal killing of infamous South Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, who was fatally beaten to death in his cell at a West Virginia prison in 2018. 

At the Hazelton jail, where staff members and supporters had long issued warnings about hazardous conditions, Bulger was the third prisoner to pass away in six months.

According to the MassLive report, Bulger’s family filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and 30 unidentified prison staff members concerning his murder.

Whitey was stated to have “deliberately sent to his death” at the prison known as “Misery Mountain,” according to the victim’s family.

Fotios ‘Freddy’ Geas Indicted In Whitey Bulger Murder

Fotios “Freddy” Geas, a hitman for the West Springfield mafia, is one of three people charged with the murder of Winter Hill mobster Whitey Bulger.

Bulger (then 89-year-old) was discovered deceased in his cell at the U.S. Penitentiary Hazleton in Bruceton Mills on 30 October 2018. Twelve hours before, he had been moved from a prison in Florida.

The Northern District of West Virginia’s U.S. Attorney’s Office reported that Geas was indicted with first-degree murder conspiracy along with Paul J. DeCologero, and Sean McKinnon. 

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Three Indicted in Prison Homicide: Fotios Geas, Paul J. DeCologero, and Sean McKinnon have been indicted in connection with the beating death of James “Whitey” Bulger. https://t.co/OVOObAFKqY

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Authorities claim that Bulger was repeatedly hit in the head by Geas and DeCologero. Additionally, they were accused of abetting first-degree murder and an attack that caused significant bodily harm.

A further murder case against Geas brought by a federal prisoner serving a life sentence could result in the death penalty being applied

At the same time, McKinnon was taken into custody yesterday in Florida, where authorities claim he was on federal supervised release at the time of the indictment.

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Whitey Bulger Murder Suspect: Who Is Fotios ‘Freddy’ Geas?

Fotios ‘Freddy’ Geas is a 55-year-old gangster involved with the New York-based Genovese crime family.

Freddy, the former Mafia hitman based in Springfield, Massachusetts, had frequently collaborated with his brother Ty.

In 2018, he was imprisoned on charges of planning the murder of Winter Hill Gang boss Whitey Bulger.

Geas was accused of serving as the getaway driver in a botched assassination attempt against Frank Dabado, the president of the Bronx cement union, in 2009.

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Why Was Fotios ‘Freddy’ Geas In Prison?

Fotios “Freddy” Geas was in prison on charges that he killed Gary D. Westerman and Adolfo “Big Al” Bruno, the head of the Springfield mob.

In 2003, he allegedly murdered the two in Agawam by shooting them in the head, beating them with a shovel, and burying them there.

Geas’ Springfield-based attorney, Daniel D. Kelly, claims that Freddy had been kept in solitary confinement for years before filing the allegations.

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The Justice Department says “Fotios Geas, also known as “Freddy,” age 55, Paul J. DeCologero, also known as “Pauly,” 48, and Sean McKinnon, 36, were charged on Wednesday with conspiracy to commit first degree murder”.

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Kelly stated, “These allegations, while serious, do not warrant his detention in total lockdown for more than three years.”

The lawyer said that he hoped the probe was fair and that, if blame was deserved, it wasn’t meant to shift away from the institution and its employees.

The 55-year-old continues to be a jail in Hazelton, and DeCologero is being detained in a different federal prison.

Fotios ‘Freddy’ Geas Has A Daughter With His Wife

It is believed that Fotios “Freddy” Geas was married as he has a daughter named Taylor Geas. However, the identity of his wife hasn’t been revealed yet in public.

In an article for MassLive and The Republican in 2016, Taylor penned her opinion regarding her dad’s case.

Taylor recalled having the misconception that her dad was always in the army and that she never saw him. Until she was in eighth grade, she was unaware of the truth.