Friday May 05, 2023

Benjamin ’Lefty’ Ruggiero and Donny Brasco’s friendship IN REAL LIFE | ( 2023)

Benjamin 'Lefty' Ruggiero and Donny Brasco's friendship IN REAL LIFE | ( 2023) Benjamin Ruggiero was a mobster or ‘soldato’ hailing from the Bonnano crime family. The Bonnano crime family is one of the five families that dominate organized crime in the United States, particularly in New York City. Ruggiero served as a soldato, the first level in the hierarchy of the American as well as the Sicilian Mafia. He was also known by the names of ‘Lefty two Guns’ or ‘Lefty Guns’. The name ‘Lefty’ came from him using only his left hand to throw dice and the term ‘Two guns’ was used because he was known to always carry two guns with him. As a soldato for the Bonnano family, Ruggiero was prolific in crimes such as illegal bookmaking, extortion, and loan sharking. He is also alleged to have murdered around twenty-six people in his lifetime, though some estimate it was over thirty. In the late 1970s, Ruggiero rose to become a ‘made-man’, which is a term or title in the American Mafia to signify a fully initiated member of a particular crime family. Ruggiero took his oath of ‘Omerta,’ which is the mafia code of silence, and did not break it even after his arrest years later. The mobster was also known for his close friendship with and mentorship of FBI Agent Joseph Pistone who worked undercover as ‘Donnie Brasco’. Their exploits were portrayed in the 1997 film ‘Donnie Brasco’ staring Al Pacino as Ruggiero and Johnny Depp as Joseph Pistone aka Donnie Brasco. ⏳𝐕𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐎 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐏𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐒 ⏳ 00:00: Intro 07:36: Benjamin Lefty Ruggiero growing up 15:30: Early days of crime 29:27: Family Affairs 33:20: The Abscam Scandal 36:45: Gambling, racketeering, and bookmaking 🍁 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 🍁 Your source for the life and history of infamous gangsters ... and some other stuff, too. Your go-to resource for information on famous gangsters' lives and histories, as well as other things. ✨ 𝐉𝐎𝐈𝐍 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 ✨ ➟ Dana Truppiana Channel:    / @danatruppiana   🎥𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚'𝐬 𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 𝐕𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐎𝐒🎥 👉 Carmine Galante - He dared them to kill him!    • Carmine Galante -...   👉Jimmy Burke planned the largest cash robbery in AMERICAN HISTORY!    • Jimmy Burke plann...   👉 Rizzuto | How his whole family was killed in his rise to the top of the Canadian Mafia    • Nicolo Rizzuto | ...   💌 𝐋𝐄𝐓'𝐒 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐘 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐂𝐇 💌 ➟ IG: 🔗 ➟Twitter: 🔗 ➟ FB: 🔗 🔗 ➟ YouTube 🔗   / @danatruppiana   ➟Website: 🔗 #history #mafia #facts #life #lifestyle #mobs #americanmafia #crime #truecrime #leftyguns

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