In 1987, Bruno was sentenced to five years in federal prison by Judge Frank Freedman for gaming offenses in Albany, New York. Bruno's codefendants included Mario Fiore, Anthony "Turk" Scibelli, Ricky S. Songini, Felix Tranghese, and Albert "Baba" Scibelli.
In 1991, Bruno was acquitted of attempted murder in a gang-related shooting in Agawam, Massachusetts. Prosecutors claimed that Bruno and co-defendant John J."Jake" Nettis shot convicted bookmaker Joseph Maruca in a barn owned by Bruno's brother Frank. State prosecutors used reformed Scarfo crime family hitman Phil Leonetti as a government witness. Nettis was convicted and received a nine to ten year state prison sentence.
In 1993, Vito Ricciardi, a Springfield barber, shot at Bruno twice outside the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society social club in Springfield. However Bruno was supposedly wearing a bulletproof vest and survived the shooting. Ricciardi later said that he shot Bruno because he been had assaulted over an unpaid debt.
In 1996, Bruno and Francesco J."Skyball" Scibelli were sentenced to 15 months in prison for illegal gambling.
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