Tony Mirra – The Man Who Vouched for Joe Pistone

September 12, 2022

Retired Intelligence Unit Detective Gary Jenkins tells the Wiretappers about the violent and brutal life of Bonanno Capo Tony Mirra. Tony Mirra comes from a Mafia legacy and rose through the ranks. He was so vicious and a good killer that Carmine “The Cigar” Galante used him to take out enemies. Mirra saw promise in a young newcomer named Donnie Brasco, who claimed to be a good jewel thief. The Feds put Mirra away, and Bonanno soldier Lefty Ruggerio “stole” Brasco (Joe Pistone). When Mirra left prison, he demanded Brasco back like he was a piece of property. They settled the dispute in a proper mafia manner by having a sit-down.

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