Ignazio Pignatelli started off as a hoodlum in Chicago, under Al Capone, before following his friend Frank Falcone to Los Angeles, where he became Falcone's underboss. During this time he became good friends with Gussie Cicero, one of the family's soldati, and rising singer Johnny Fontane.
In 1955, Pignatelli became aware of the Corleone family's frustrations with Falcone, and sent them a large satchel money 'in gratitude' for having him killed in a plane crash. Pignatelli became the new family Don, but later had to step down for health reasons, and he died shortly afterwards.
Real life sourcesEdit
Ignazio Pignatelli could be loosely based on Ignazio Dragna.
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