FBI, IRS conducting federal investigation in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Federal agents conducted court-authorized activity in connection with an ongoing federal investigation in Springfield Wednesday morning.

Our 22News crew saw multiple state troopers and FBI agents in the Mardi Gras parking lot.

22News contacted FBI Boston Division spokesperson Kristen M. Setera who couldn’t give specific details on the investigation, however, she released the following statement:

The FBI, IRS and Massachusetts State Police are conducting court authorized activity in connection with an ongoing federal investigation. There is no threat to public safety. Due to the ongoing investigation, we’re going to decline further comment.

Kristen M. Setera

Sertera also confirmed that the FBI, IRS and Massachusetts State Police conducted an investigation at 582 Pinewood Drive in Longmeadow.

State records show that the Mardi Gras business is owned by B.S.C. Realty, INC. James Santaniello of Longmeadow is listed as the President of the corporation. His address on the state’s website is listed as 582 Pinewood Drive in Longmeadow.

IRS Spokeswoman Amy Hosney confirmed for 22News that agents from the IRS Criminal  Investigation unit also conducted investigations at Adolfos Restaurant on Worthington Street and a private residence in Suffield, Connecticut. Hosney did not confirm the nature of their investigation.

Adolfos is owned by Venture Properties, LLC. The state lists Victor C. Bruno as the resident agent and manager of the company. Bruno is the son of the late reputed Springfield mob boss Al Bruno. The restaurant is named after his father.

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