Anthony Ruggiano Jr on Being a Hitman for the Gambino Mafia (Full Interview)

Former Gambino hitman Anthony Ruggiano came through for his first-ever VladTV interview, where he spoke about his family’s history with the notorious crime family and when he came to be involved. During the conversation, Anthony detailed getting involved at 16 despite his father warning him that there was a high probability of him doing jail time. Anthony then spoke about catching charges in his 20s and being around former Gambino boss John Gotti. To hear more, including Anthony speaking about cooperating with the feds, hit the above clip.

Anthony Ruggiano: Mafia Success is a Lie, John Gotti Died Chained to a Bed, Dad Died Broke (Part 14)

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Part 13: https://youtu.be/2HD2FW4eIYQ
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Ojz_ScGAZH4
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In the final clip, Anthony Ruggiano offered his thoughts on mob bosses discouraging snitching but ultimately choosing to cooperate when they face major charges. He also talked about inheriting his father’s $1,800 debt to John Gotti’s brother, Peter. According to Ruggiano, his father was led to believe to Gotti took care of his daughter after she was involved in an accident. When Ruggiano’s father was released from prison, he was given an invoice by Gotti before passing away 18 months later. After inheriting the debt, Ruggiano questioned why he was loyal to the crime loyal before stating that there are no happy endings in the mafia lifestyle.

Anthony Ruggiano on Only Doing 12 Days in Jail for Murder After Cooperating Against Mafia (Part 13)

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Part 12: https://youtu.be/8plBzuNpbTE
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Ojz_ScGAZH4
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In the latest clip, Anthony Ruggiano described having to change his whole life after cooperating with the feds. In exchange for his cooperation, Ruggiano escaped punishment for his crimes by only spending 12 days in prison and getting time served. He described being in the witness protection program for over a year and starting a new life despite only knowing the mafia lifestyle. When reflecting on his decision to cooperate, he noted that his father, Tony Lee, and John Gotti had all passed away and there was no longer any loyalty to the new regime of wise guys. Ruggiano claimed that if his father, Tony Lee, and John Gotti were still alive, he would’ve never cooperated.

Anthony Ruggiano on Testifying in 6 Mafia Trials: There’s Probably a Hit Out on Me (Part 12)

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Part 11: https://youtu.be/TVC4KdbQtiY
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Ojz_ScGAZH4
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In the latest clip, Anthony Ruggiano confirmed that he testified in six different trials after deciding to cooperate with the feds. He admitted to testifying in the "Bonnie & Clyde" murders and his brother-in-law’s murder. Ruggiano also testified against "Skinny Dom" and "Bobby Glasses," hitman Charles Carneglia, and Bonanno captain Vincent Asaro. He acknowledged that there’s probably still a hit out on him due to his role in getting multiple mafia members imprisoned. Check out the above clip to hear why he took himself out of witness protection.

Anthony Ruggiano on Cooperating in Brother-in-Law’s Murder Trial (Part 11)

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Part 10: https://youtu.be/VsX1zlUHn7g
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Ojz_ScGAZH4
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In the latest clip, Anthony Ruggiano detailed his testimony against the co-defendants in his brother-in-law’s murder trial. After a year of considering whether to become an informant or not, he finally gave in and testified against his co-defendants during his brother-in-law’s murder trial. Ruggiano highlighted that his co-defendants were going to throw him under the bus, so he didn’t feel bad about testifying against them. However, he admitted to feeling bad for his brother-in-law’s family and the issues the death caused his family. Check out the above clip to hear Ruggiano’s response to his niece asking the judge to give him a life sentence.

Anthony Ruggiano: Cooperating Against Mafia was Hardest Decision I Ever Made (Part 10)

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Part 9: https://youtu.be/J7jSoNlfrRQ
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Ojz_ScGAZH4
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In the latest clip, Anthony Ruggiano broke down the chain of events that led him to cooperate with the feds. He started cooperating with the government, in 2006, after catching another R.I.C.O. charge. However, Ruggiano didn’t have the money to fight the case and the mafia wasn’t providing any assistance. To make matter worse, he was being charged for his brother-in-law’s murder and his co-defendants were going to throw him under the bus.

Anthony Ruggiano on His Dad Fat Andy Dying, He Always Hated Rats (Part 9)

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Part 8: https://youtu.be/Da80b1W-9sk
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Ojz_ScGAZH4
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In the latest clip, Anthony Ruggiano spoke about his father passing away from a heart attack just two years after serving 13 years in prison for racketeering. After detailing his final conversation with his father, he explained why he didn’t attend the funeral and described the support he received from other inmates. After touching on his father’s refusal to become a snitch, Ruggiano also talked about an FBI agent in his case, who was indicted for stealing $400,000.

Anthony Ruggiano on Rumor He Wasn’t Made Due to His Drug Habit (Part 8)

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Part 7: https://youtu.be/9HyPH_SwsC8
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Ojz_ScGAZH4
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In the latest clip, Anthony Ruggiano opened up on his issues with drug abuse. He admitted to smoking marijuana and taking LSD at 13 years old. When his father entered the music business, he recalled trying cocaine for the first time at 19 years old. Ruggiano claimed that cocaine use was common in the 1970s, but the drug became an issue for him decades later. He also dispelled the rumors about him not being made because of his drug habit and stated that he was simply never proposed. Ruggiano also detailed the support the Gambino boss gave him despite his drug habit.

Anthony Ruggiano on Husband & Wife Killed for Robbing Mafia Clubs (Part 7)

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Part 6: https://youtu.be/gyQmUKmcLUo
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Ojz_ScGAZH4
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In the latest clip, Anthony Ruggiano commented on the 1992 murder of a husband and wife who robbed multiple mafia social clubs. Ruggiano claimed the pair were heroin addicts and knew who they were robbing. As multiple mob families tried tracking the pair down, they were finally spotted and killed in front of a church.

Anthony Ruggiano on His Father Fat Andy Being Mentioned in “Goodfellas” (Part 6)

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Part 5: https://youtu.be/Rm3zHxjouM0
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Ojz_ScGAZH4
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In the latest clip, Anthony Ruggiano talked about his father being mentioned in "Goodfellas." He claimed that he and his father knew the real life characters portrayed in the film and explained his father’s involvement in the Lufthansa Heist, which was at the time the biggest cash robbery in American history. While his father didn’t participate in the heist, he celebrated the heist with the actual thieves and helped fence the stolen jewelry.