HOW AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER
INFILTRATED A NEW JERSEY MAFIA FAMILY
Taking Down The Real Sopranos
ABOUT | VIDEOS | SPEECH TOPICS | THE BOOK
About Giovanni Rocco
• Public Speaker
• Teaches Workshops, Training Modules, and Mental and Behavioral Health Programs
• Host of Podcast for MOB Museum
• True Crime Author
Giovanni Rocco was the FBI undercover at the epicenter of several federal undercover operations. His most recent assignment in operation Charlie Horse ultimately brought down several high-ranking members and associates of the infamous NJ DeCavalcante Mafia family, the organization known as “The Real Sopranos”.
Giovanni’s successes have been covered in dozens of newspapers, television and social media channels throughout the world and is now told in his critically acclaimed book “Giovanni’s Ring: My Life Inside The Real Sopranos”.
Giovanni’s Ring is not just simply a chronicle of Giovanni’s heart stopping adventures in the murky and dangerous criminal underworld he inhabited, but also a fascinating window into the psychological and physiological struggles that such a life inevitably entails.
The culmination of Operation Charlie Horse and many other operations resulted in successful criminal prosecutions, but ultimately resulted in Giovanni’s sudden and unplanned retirement from law enforcement as well as the government having to relocate him and his family to an undisclosed location for fears of criminal retaliation.
Having received extensive training in these agencies as well as through his participation as a member of the elite FBI National Covert Operations Unit, Giovanni’s survival depended on his ability to access the resiliency skills and focused thinking he now brings to his workshops, training modules, and mental and behavioral health programs he helps design.
Giovanni continues to share his experiences and provide training to law enforcement agencies, as well as military and intelligence branches within the United States and internationally.
The insight and strategies Giovanni brings to his lectures and trainings were acquired over decades of exemplary service with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. As a decorated investigator, a subject matter expert, as well as a husband and father, Giovanni brings a realistic outlook and insightful understanding as to what first responders are experiencing in today’s work environment and the solution focused steps needed to resolve the inner conflicts prohibiting those front-line guardians in attaining maximum personal performance.
August 21, 2021
Books on Pod with Trey Elling
Episode 163: Giovanni Rocco chats with Trey Elling about Giovanni’s Ring: My Life Inside the Real Sopranos.
June 18, 2021
Philly Prime Podcast
Episode 40: We go undercover with a former North Jersey cop who infiltrated the DeCavalcante Crime Family.
June 14, 2021
FBI Retired Case File Review with Jerri Williams
Episode 236: Giovanni Rocco and Anthony Zampogna – Taking Down the Real Sopranos, DeCavalcante Mob Family