47 min

Sonny Tapes, Traficante, and the Casino Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco

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Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone deep dive into the relationship between Donnie and Sonny Black Napolitano. At a time when Sonny was attempting to push Lefty out of the conversation, we learn about the infamous club deal Donnie helped orchestrate between Traficante, Sonny, and the Bonanno Crime Family. Plus, get the full scope of just how far and wide this FBI investigation spread across the states.
All of season three we will be listening to the tapes that Joe carried undercover and were recently found and remastered. Joe Pistone, Leo Rossi, and you are hearing some of these for the first time. If you want more tapes and videos of the show, you can sign up to become a member of The Motion Lounge HERE.
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Episode Notes:
[00:50:00] Intro
[00:01:26] Episode Recap
[00:03:07] Rusty Rustelli
[00:06:25] Donny Brasco explains stark differences between Lefty and Sonny Black
[00:08:05] The Back Story & Benny: Promised Ones
[00:10:55] Setting the grounds for the club: an FBI location
[00:14:88] Donnie’s cash money and street cred
[00:17:05] “Friendship” with Sonny versus Lefty
[00:19:16] Donnie and Lefty’s incident with the air conditioner
[00:22:23] Arm wrestling with Sonny
[00:24:42] Donnie gets around, San Diego to Milwaukee
[00:26:33] Sonny and Lefty’s family
[00:28:50] Next tape: Sonny Black starts to push Lefty out
[00:33:41] John “Boobie” Cerasani
[00:34:33] Is Sonny’s crew still alive?
[00:35:43] Joe shares more about exposing the criminal enterprise
[00:37:27] Next tape: Donnie and Sonny are Ernie Borgnine in “Marty”
[00:39:44] Sonny Black and Nicky picks up Donnie from the airport
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Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone deep dive into the relationship between Donnie and Sonny Black Napolitano. At a time when Sonny was attempting to push Lefty out of the conversation, we learn about the infamous club deal Donnie helped orchestrate between Traficante, Sonny, and the Bonanno Crime Family. Plus, get the full scope of just how far and wide this FBI investigation spread across the states.
All of season three we will be listening to the tapes that Joe carried undercover and were recently found and remastered. Joe Pistone, Leo Rossi, and you are hearing some of these for the first time. If you want more tapes and videos of the show, you can sign up to become a member of The Motion Lounge HERE.
Thank you to our sponsor Killer Psyche Podcast!
Not ready to become a friend of ours? Stay connected via social using the links below:
Instagram: @deepcoverpod
Facebook: @deepcoverpodcast
Episode Notes:
[00:50:00] Intro
[00:01:26] Episode Recap
[00:03:07] Rusty Rustelli
[00:06:25] Donny Brasco explains stark differences between Lefty and Sonny Black
[00:08:05] The Back Story & Benny: Promised Ones
[00:10:55] Setting the grounds for the club: an FBI location
[00:14:88] Donnie’s cash money and street cred
[00:17:05] “Friendship” with Sonny versus Lefty
[00:19:16] Donnie and Lefty’s incident with the air conditioner
[00:22:23] Arm wrestling with Sonny
[00:24:42] Donnie gets around, San Diego to Milwaukee
[00:26:33] Sonny and Lefty’s family
[00:28:50] Next tape: Sonny Black starts to push Lefty out
[00:33:41] John “Boobie” Cerasani
[00:34:33] Is Sonny’s crew still alive?
[00:35:43] Joe shares more about exposing the criminal enterprise
[00:37:27] Next tape: Donnie and Sonny are Ernie Borgnine in “Marty”
[00:39:44] Sonny Black and Nicky picks up Donnie from the airport
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