Michael Pileggi is a made-man in the Cianelli Crime Family whose involvement in the murder of Angelo Mortalli is limited to handling the funeral arrangements of a casket filled with cinder blocks to keep up appearances for the benefit of Gina DeCarlo, the Don’s daughter, who loves Angelo.
After Raymond Garrison takes Michael from his penthouse apartment in Brooklyn, he drags him to the cemetery and buries him alive in the casket that he buried in Angelo's grave.
The Angel of Death
He strikes like a bolt of lighting. Bones and sinew are ground into powder in his hands. Microscopic machines whisper into his brain and haunt him with memories of an erased past. Once he was Raymond Garrison. Now he is Bloodshot… and he is the walking dead!
Trapped in a labyrinth of conspiracy, Raymond will not skulk in the shadows fingering his way through filling cabinets! He has big guns, searing reflexes, and the indomitable will to learn why the mob has taken his life – and the United States government has stolen his soul.
What he will discover is something so terrible that it will affect every man, woman, and child on Earth.
The Pale Horseman
After a man with white-chalked skin fired on four mobsters after they came out of a theater in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn that was showing the movie Vertigo, Frankie, the sole survivor, went to the penthouse office of Michael Pileggi and warned him that Angelo Mortalli still lived.
When the man called Pileggi and asked him about Mortalli, he told him that he did not know who he was and hung up. While Pileggi brooded over his desk, Frankie reiterated that he saw Angelo alive and he shot him.
When the man called again and Pileggi told him that he had never heard of Mortalli, he told him that he would.
The Walking Dead
After Raymond Garrison broke into his penthouse apartment and killed all his men, he dragged Michael Pileggi to the cemetery and forced him to dig out Angelo Mortalli’s grave to open the casket.
When Pileggi opened the casket and revealed that it was filled with cinder blocks, Raymond grabbed him by the throat and said that he would loosen his grip only long enough for him to take exactly one breath and use it to tell him something he did not know, and, that as long as he kept talking, he would breathe.
Michael told Raymond that Mortalli was a made man in the Cianelli crime family and that Don Cianelli ordered his murder after he cooperated with the FBI. When Michael confessed that he did not know what happened to the body, and that he only handled the funeral because the Don’s daughter loved Angelo and they wanted to keep up appearances, Raymond tossed him in the casket and buried him.