Pistone Testimony on Montreal Mafia; with AUDIO

Joe Pistone on how the Mafia mugs Montrealers every day… in the Montreal Gazette:

Just when you think you’re out, they pull you back in.

The Charbonneau inquiry into allegations of corruption in the Quebec construction industry resumed this week and did so with what many thought would be its star witness.

Joe Pistone is a retired FBI agent the world knows better by his undercover alias Donny Brasco, the man who infiltrated the mob more than 30 years ago and whose exploits were later dramatized in a film starring Johnny Depp.

But Pistone’s testimony was anything but Hollywood. He detailed the inner workings of the New York mafia and its links to Montreal. But he also placed a price tag on the economic damage done by organized crime, not just to those who engage in illegal activity but to those who simply live their lives and pay their taxes – to you.

The Gazette’s Monique Muise is covering the inquiry and she joined us to talk about Pistone’s testimony and what the inquiry heard on Tuesday morning.

This is what she said:

Comments

  1. As much as he probably wants to put "the business" behind him and live a quiet life, he probably never will. His name is legendary and his story is very fascinating with how he was able to risk literally everything for 5 years while undercover. One of my favorite names as far as mob stories goes. Good post!

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