A former protector of Leo and lieutenant of the Cracked Nutz
A ranking member of the Cracked Nutz, a street tough gang in the Cauldron.
He is a bully, who started shaking down Eulalio Ignazio for pocket change when Leo was a begger. Leo started folling him around, doing anything and everything that Brusco wanted, even to the point of dressing up as a girl. Peer pressure eventually started getting to Brusco and he kicked Leo to the curb.