Bonanno Crime Family Mafia Captain Dominick “Sonny Black” Napolitano and his rise and fall within New York’s Bonanno Organized Crime Family.
Examining the death of Dominick “Sonny Black” Napolitano, his relationship with undercover FBI agent (Joe Pistone) Donnie Brasco, and the fall of the Bonanno family. Host: Steven R. Schirripa
Dominick Napolitano (June 16, 1930 – August 17, 1981), also known as Sonny Black, who was an American Mafia caporegime in the Bonanno crime family. He is well known for unwittingly allowing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Joseph D. Pistone to become an associate in his crew and nearly getting him made.
Napolitano’s headquarters were in the heart of Williamsburg’s Italian neighborhood. His crew, involved in burglary, extortion, robbery, bank robbery, loansharking, hijacking, bookmaking, casino operations and drug trafficking, were one of the most successful crews in the Bonanno family. Napolitano’s crew included Bonanno street soldiers Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero, Nicholas Santora, Louis Attanasio, John Cersani, Jerome Asaro, Sandro Asaro, John Faraci, Daniel Mangelli, Robert Lino, Frank Lino, Richard Riccardi, Joseph Grimaldi, Nicholas Accardi, Peter Rosa, Patrick DeFilippo, Michael Mancuso, Vito Grimaldi, Anthony Urso, James Tartaglione, Joseph Cammarano, John Zancocchio, Edward Barberra, Frankie Fish, Bobby Badheart, Bobby Smash and his previous capo Michael Sabella, Joseph Puma, Steven Maruca, Salvatore Farrugia, Anthony Pesiri, Antonio Tomasulo, Anthony Rabito, Raymond Wean, Frank DiStefano, Salvatore D’Ottavio, James Episcopa and Donnie Brasco.