About Robert Borelli

From Mafia to Ministry:  Mr. Borelli’s story baffles the mind and intrigues the hearts of all who hear it. His latest book, THE WITNESS, is the compelling account of the hard and fast life of an “up-and-coming star” within the Mafia ranks, the downward spiral created by his addiction to drugs, and his spiritual rebirth spurred by the heart-wrenching plea of his little girl.

Robert BorelliAuthor of The Witness: A Tale of the Life and Death of a Mafia Madman

Speaker, Mr. Borelli tours around the world, he candidly, emotionally and passionately shares his life story with all who will listen.

Born in Brooklyn in the middle of the Gambino Crime Family neighborhood.

By twenty he had two murder wraps and numerous arrests under his belt.

In 1997, as a forty-four-year-old man, he found himself in jail, looking to serve ten to twenty years.

In jail Mr. Borelli found redemption and a second chance.

Over twenty-two years in the mafioso lifestyle of money, crime and drug addiction sent him to prison. There he discovered truth, faith and purpose and now speaks worldwide, candidly and passionately sharing his life story.

Twenty plus years of actively living the Mafia lifestyle was perfect for Robert’s addictive personality and in the beginning, he was good at it.  Prison time was just part of the lifestyle, however, using the drugs he once sold would take him out of the life he loved and put him in prison with no friends or family to rely on. This time was different, it drove him to the brink …

Robert Borelli was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1954, in the middle of the Gambino Crime Family neighborhood. As a young boy he quickly built a reputation as a little tough guy. Surrounded by real tough guys he began working for The Gambino’s by fourteen. By twenty he had two murder wraps and numerous arrests under his belt. He was being paraded around the neighborhood as the up and coming star of the feared Gambino Family, the same family which John Gotti would eventually bring into the main stream media and make a household name.

Over the next twenty-two years Robert fell hard into the mafioso lifestyle which involved money, crime, and drug addiction. In 1997, as a forty-four-year-old man, he found himself in jail, looking to serve ten to twenty years. With over 130 criminal charges against his name it was obvious he had become a career criminal. With no help from the Mob, or his friends life seemed hopeless.

Little did he know his story had just begun. In jail Mr. Borelli found redemption and a second chance. He discovered truth, faith and purpose like nothing he had ever experienced before. With a new outlook, on life, for the first time he decided to do right instead of wrong, to love instead of hate, to serve instead of take.

From there, Robert Borelli spent time studying the Word of God at both Criswell College and Christ for the Nations Institute. He gained some intense formal education in his newfound faith. Mr. Borelli’s story baffles the mind and intrigues the hearts of all who hear it.

His passion and calling is to share his story as a preventive to those who are in similar situations, and encourage each of us to find the Truth about who we really are.

Today, as he tours around the world, he candidly, emotionally and passionately shares his life story with all who will listen.

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The Witness by Robert BorelliAuthor Robert Borelli - The Witness

THE WITNESS is the compelling account of the hard and fast life of an “up-and-coming star” within the Mafia ranks, the downward spiral created by his addiction to drugs, and his spiritual rebirth spurred by the heart-wrenching plea of his little girl.

Raised in the heart of an aging Brooklyn neighborhood, Robert was a small but fiery, attention-deprived Italian boy, drawn to the lifestyle of those who drove Cadillacs, had pretty girls, and were always loaded with easy cash. He became a part of that world early on, running errands and selling illegal goods for local mobsters. His reputation as a fierce fighter grew, and by the time he was a young adult, he had made an impression on influential members of the Gambino crime family. In his early twenties, Robert was on his way to Mafia stardom, mentored by one of the most prominent wise guys in New York City.

As the face of the Mafia began to change, so did their illegal business ventures. Robert began distributing and using cocaine; his addiction led to his eventual fall from the ranks of the mob. He tried to get clean and start a family, but his addiction was too strong. Eventually, the drugs became a barrier between him and his loved ones, including his newborn daughter. After another failed attempt at sobering up in Florida, Robert returned to New York, where the cycle of addiction to cocaine overwhelmed him. He was constantly high, shamelessly homeless, and hiding out in crack houses until the day federal agents caught up with him.

He saw his life ending in one of two ways; either he would die overdosing, or the men to whom he swore allegiance would silence him first.

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