Ronald M. Fino was born in Buffalo, New York. His father Joe rose through the ranks of the Buffalo Mafia under long-time mob boss Stefano Magaddino, attaining the rank of captain, overseeing his own crew.

Ron joined the corrupt Laborers’ Local 210, controlled by Magaddino, and after years of experiencing the corruption up close, decided to run for business manager and clean up the union. After an overly successful election, he found that the power did not lie with the union, but powerful members of the Buffalo Mafia.

Not long after he made the dangerous decision to become a contract employee for the FBI and for 17 years reported everything he learned about the Buffalo Mafia back to them. After his cover was corrupted he went to work undercover in Russia, the Middle East, Belarus and was in the middle of international arms negotiations and tried to broker peace in The Gambia after a coup ousted their president.

Ron has been around the world three times, has seen and heard more than most could only imagine, and has had his cover nearly compromised numerous times. His life and story are almost unbelievable.

Ron has taught at FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, the CIA in McClain VA, worked in Moscow, Russia, Toronto, Ontario, Washington. DC, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, Boston, and Buffalo, NY.

This is the first-hand story of one of America’s most interesting covert FBI operatives. From infiltrating corrupt labor unions to Russian Mafia and international arms smuggling. This story will surely fascinate anyone interested in international politics, espionage, arms smuggling or the American, Italian and Russian Mafia.