|Mount Aloysius College Hosts Real-life “Donnie Brasco” at Justice Symposium||04/9/2013|
Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College will hold its Sixth Annual Criminal Justice Symposium on Tuesday, April 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year’s event will feature Mr. Joseph D. Pistone, retired special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, made famous by his undercover name “Donnie Brasco.” Mr. Pistone will discuss his undercover experiences starting at 9:00 a.m., concluding at Noon. This morning discussion is open to the general public and is free to students. There is a $25 charge for adults.
The full-day MAC Justice Symposium is designed for law enforcement personnel. Attendees will receive training, luncheon and a certificate of attendance. The second part of the day runs from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is limited to law enforcement. There is a $50 fee for law enforcement personnel attending the Symposium. Law enforcement participants are expected to attend for the full-day. The MAC Justice Symposium will take place in Cosgrave Hall on the Mount Aloysius campus. Seating for the event is limited.
Mr. Pistone is an internationally recognized expert in undercover operations and organized crime. He was the organizer of the FBI’s Undercover and Safeguard Programs for undercover agents. He is an FBI Academy Instructor and recipient of the US Attorney General’s Award, the J. Edgar Hoover Award and the FBI Medal of Valor. He is the author of The New York Times Bestseller, “Donnie Brasco, My Undercover Life in the Mafia.”
Mr. Pistone’s undercover work was made famous by a film entitled, “Donnie Brasco,” based on his true story as an FBI undercover agent who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family in New York City during the 1970s, under the alias Donnie Brasco, aka, "The Jewel Man." Directed by Mike Newell, the film starred Al Pacino and Johnny Depp with Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche also appearing in supporting roles. Johnny Depp played Agent Pistone and Al Pacino, portrayed his mafia “friend” Lefty Ruggiero.
Mr. Pistone serves as a police training consultant and instructor on undercover and organized crime issues. He has worked with the Republic of Serbia, the Memphis Police Department, US Department of Justice, US Customs, US Probation, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and many other law enforcement organizations nationally and internationally.
Symposium reservations can be made by contacting Dr. Joseph Bobak, assistant professor of criminology at Mount Aloysius College. Dr. Bobak can be reached by calling (814) 886-6475 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also register through the following link: http://campaigns.mtaloy.edu/criminal-justice-symposium