#334 Infiltrating the Mafia: Success, Failure, and Staying Alive with Joe Pistone aka Donnie Brasco

Former FBI undercover agent Joe Pistone aka Donnie Brasco (Success Through Failure podcast episode 334: Infiltrating the Mafia: Success, Failure, and Staying Alive with Joe Pistone)Imagine you’re a young FBI Agent and you’re asked to infiltrate the mafia… That was exactly the life of former undercover agent, Joe Pistone aka Donnie Brasco, for 6 high-risk years!

Former FBI agent Joe Pistone went undercover for 6 years assuming a fake identity as a small-time jewelry thief named Donnie Brasco. He infiltrated two of the Five Families of the New York City mafia that led to over 200 arrests and shed light into the once thought impenetrable mafia.

In his first book, “Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia,” he detailed harrowing tales of criminal activity and nearly getting murdered on multiple occasions. His story was also adapted into a film starring Johnny Depp as Joe and Al Pacino as the mob hitman, Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero.

While in his second book, “Unfinished Business: Shocking Declassified Details from the FB,” he recounts his experiences after the operation, his time on the Hollywood set with Pacino and Depp, and other undercover operations through present-day.

In this episode, we have none other than the man with a $500,000 bounty on his head from the mafia, Joe Pistone! Tune in as Joe reveals how he built a life as Donnie Brasco and how he survived living with infamous gangsters for years. You don’t wanna miss this interview, so hit that play button now!

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