Not sure if you're familiar with the movie, "Donnie Brasco."
It's one of my favorite mob movies of all time, starring Johnny Depp (as undercover FBI agent Joe Pistone) and Al Pacino (as Lefty "Two-Guns" Ruggiero".)
Great flick, a true story based on Joe Pistone's infiltration of the NJ/NY mob syndicates back in the late 1970's/early 1980's, which ultimately led to bringing down both the Bonanno/Colombo crime families that for years had made up two of the most notorious "Five Families."
For those not familiar with Joe Pistone, he spent a year training with the FBI as an undercover agent, as a jewelry thief, then spent the following 6 years of his life infiltrating the Northeast mob syndicates as "Donnie Brasco."
Anyway... long story short, his brother is a member at my club. I played golf with him last week, and we spent most of the round talking about his brother Joe and his time spent infiltrating the mob. Turns out that he (the brother I played golf with) ended up being Joe's primary point-of-contact during the years-long operation anytime the FBI needed to communicate to him, give him money to continue financing his operation, etc. I asked him how accurate the movie was based on real-life events, and he said, "It was fairly accurate. But my brother was in a lot more danger than the movie ever indicated. I was the go-between, I facilitated communications and resources to him via the FBI. There are a lot of stories I could tell you, but can't for obvious reasons. Suffice to say, most agents would've never made it out of there alive."
Obviously his brother has taken an alias and lives an anonymous life elsewhere these days, but... he told me that day we were playing golf, "If you'd like to meet him, I'll let you know the next time he visits. I can make it happen."
One of the more memorable rounds of golf I've ever enjoyed. I played well that day, which (to some degree) might've influenced his brother's decision to offer the potential meet-and-greet.
Fingers crossed that he comes through!