Saturday , June 19 2021

DONNIE BRASCO WHO IS IT? / Saviano interview with Joe Pistone: infiltrated 6 years in the US Mafia (Kings of Crime)

The aura of the great charisma continues to be released Joe Pistone, a former FBI agent who became known thanks to the pseudonym Donnie Brasco, the name with which he managed to penetrate the Italian-American mafia until he won the trust of some of the most horrible bosses of Cosa Nostra with the stars and stripes. Pistons will be the main protagonist nine second season The kings of crime carried out by Roberto Saviano, Gomorus writer will deepen the details of what remains the most interesting secret mission in the history of US law enforcement agencies dealing with the mafia system. The task of Joe Pistone, aka "Donnie Brasco", was to enter clans, gain confidence in their exponents, seize secrets, and promote their arrest. The operation, according to the initial plans, would take several months: it ended after 6 very long years.

DONNIE BRASCO, the size of $ 500,000 on the piston head

Face to face Joe Pistone, who now lives for security reasons under false identity at a secret location in the United States, Roberto Saviano he asked the former special agent who chose the pseudonym Donnie Brasco, Piston explained: "Dominic was my middle name: it's always better to choose the name you would of course react". During the infiltration operation Donnie became the first reliable man of the Colombo family and then the Bonanno family. His testimony led to the arrests and convictions of hundreds of Italian-American mafias and famous maxi-trials that became known under the name of "Mafia Commission" and "Pizza Connection". His mission entered the American collective imagination to such an extent that after the September 11 attacks, the newspaper wrote that America needed Donnie Brasco capable of infiltrating Al Qaeda. In 1981, at the end of a six-year operation, revealing to the bosses of New York the true identity of Donnie, the mafias put a $ 500,000 head on the head that, fortunately, had not yet been withdrawn.

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