Joe Pistone (Donnie Brasco) phone conversation with Benjamin "Lefty Guns" Ruggiero - 1981

Joe Pistone (Donnie Brasco) phone conversation with Benjamin "Lefty Guns" Ruggiero - 1981

Benjamin Ruggiero

Joseph D. Donnie Brasco), Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero and Edgar Robb (aka.

Benjamin Ruggiero (Al Pacino) wearing Cazal 968 in Donnie Brasco (1997)  by Capitoni

Benjamin Ruggiero (Al Pacino) wearing Cazal 968 in Donnie Brasco (1997) by Capitoni

Angelo "little Moe" Presenzano (1908 - 1977) was a former capo in the Bonanno crime family and cousin to Carmine Galante. Presenzano was a capo in the Bonanno family and served under infamous crime boss Joseph "Bananas" Bonanno. Every mobster in New York knew him as "Moe" from the lower east side. He owned a big mob hangout called "The Paris Bar & Cafe". His brother Frank was also became a high ranking mobster in the Bonanno family. On August 30, 1930, Presenzano, along with Michael Consolo…

Angelo "little Moe" Presenzano (1908 - 1977) was a former capo in the Bonanno crime family and cousin to Carmine Galante. Presenzano was a capo in the Bonanno family and served under infamous crime boss Joseph "Bananas" Bonanno. Every mobster in New York knew him as "Moe" from the lower east side. He owned a big mob hangout called "The Paris Bar & Cafe". His brother Frank was also became a high ranking mobster in the Bonanno family. On August 30, 1930, Presenzano, along with Michael Consolo…

Benjamin Lefty ruggiero

Benjamin Ruggiero

Benjamin Ruggiero, also known as "Lefty", "Lefty Guns", and "Lefty Two Guns" (April 1926 –.

Joseph Chilli, son of Bonanno captain Gerard Chilli. On January 15th 1984 30 year old Joseph was murdered along with 38 year old Thomas Sbano the stepson of Benjamin Ruggiero. They were found shot inside a convertible in a parking garage on 299 Pearl Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Alleged motive was drugs and the suspected hitman Anthony O'Connor was shot 5 times as retribution, but survived.

Joseph Chilli, son of Bonanno captain Gerard Chilli. On January 15th 1984 30 year old Joseph was murdered along with 38 year old Thomas Sbano the stepson of Benjamin Ruggiero. They were found shot inside a convertible in a parking garage on 299 Pearl Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Alleged motive was drugs and the suspected hitman Anthony O'Connor was shot 5 times as retribution, but survived.

Giacomo (James) Episcopia, also known as "Jimmy ", was a Italian-American Bonanno crime family mobster from Greenpoint, Brooklyn that served under capo Carmine Galante and later Dominick Napolitano.  During the intra-Family "Bananna Wars", Episcopia sided with rival Bonanno faction leader Gaspare DiGregorio. He was suspected of being one of the gunmen involved in the January 28, 1966 Troutman Street ambush, which started the civil war in the Bonanno crime family.   Over the years Episcopia…

Giacomo (James) Episcopia, also known as "Jimmy ", was a Italian-American…

Benjamin Ruggiero

Benjamino Ruggiero, also known as "Lefty", "Lefty Guns", and "Lefty Two Guns" (April 1926 – November was a soldier in the Bonanno crime family. He is well known for his friendship and mentorship of FBI undercover agent Joseph "Donnie Brasco" Pistone.

Defendants from the Bonanno crime family, from left to right: Benjamin Ruggiero, Nicolas Santora, Vincent Lopez, Antonio Tomasulo, and Anthony Rabito. Prosecutor Barbara S. Jones questions FBI infiltrator Joseph Pistone (AKA Donnie Brasco), while Judge Robert W. Sweet presides. -Ida Dengrove

Defendants from the Bonanno crime family, from left to right: Benjamin Ruggiero, Nicolas Santora, Vincent Lopez, Antonio Tomasulo, and Anthony Rabito. Prosecutor Barbara S. Jones questions FBI infiltrator Joseph Pistone (AKA Donnie Brasco), while Judge Robert W. Sweet presides. -Ida Dengrove

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