Sammy The Bull Explains Why Politicians Are More Powerful Than Mobsters Ever Were

In this short clip, they talk about powerful people and hypocrisy.

Arrest photo of Sammy Gravano taken by the FBI.

Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano (born March 12, 1945) is an American gangster who became underboss of the Gambino crime family. Gravano played a major role in prosecuting John Gotti, the crime family’s boss, by agreeing to testify as a government witness against him and other mobsters in a deal in which he confessed to involvement in 19 murders.

Originally a mobster for the Colombo crime family, and later for the Brooklyn faction of the Gambino family, Gravano was part of the group that conspired to murder Gambino boss Paul Castellano in 1985.

Gravano played a key role in planning and executing Castellano’s murder, along with Gotti, Angelo RuggieroFrank DeCicco, and Joseph Armone.

Soon after Castellano’s murder, Gotti elevated Gravano to underboss, a position Gravano held at the time he became a government witness.

In 1991, Gravano agreed to turn state’s evidence and testify for the prosecution against Gotti after hearing the boss making several disparaging remarks about Gravano on a wiretap that implicated them both in several murders.

At the time, Gravano was the highest-ranking member of the Five Families to break his blood oath and cooperate with the government.

As a result of his testimonies, Gotti and Frank Locascio were sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, in 1992. In 1994, a federal judge sentenced Gravano to five years in prison.

However, since Gravano had already served four years, the sentence amounted to less than one year. He was released early and entered the U.S. federal Witness Protection Program in Arizona, but left the program in 1995.