Have you ever seen the 1997 movie “Donnie Brasco” with Johnny Depp?
Donnie Brasco was a real person. Well, no, Donnie was an identity created by the FBI, back in the 1980s, when they assigned an agent named Joseph Pistone to go undercover, as Donnie Brasco, and infiltrate some of America’s most notorious organized crime familiies.
By the late ’80s, his assignment complete, Pistone wrote a bestselling book about it. I met him in 1989 when he was on a publicity tour for the book — a fact that I had to ask about…..
Here now, from 1989, Joseph Pistone:
Joe Pistone has since written two more books about his undercover experience. He is now 80 years old,