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Edgar Straessley Robb (born December 23, 1937) is an American law enforcement officer and politician. As an FBI agent, he went undercover as Tony Rossi.[1][2][3] As Tony Rossi, and alongside agent Joseph Pistone (Donnie Brasco), Robb infiltrated organized crime in Miami, Florida.

Edgar Robb
Donnie Brasco.jpg
An FBI surveillance photograph of Joseph D. Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero and Edgar Robb (aka Tony Rossi).
55th Sheriff of Albemarle County, Virginia
In office
January 1, 2000 – January 1, 2008
Preceded byTerry W. Hawkins
Succeeded byJ. E. Harding
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 25th district
In office
January 8, 1992 – January 10, 1996
Preceded byThomas J. Michie, Jr.
Succeeded byEmily Couric
Personal details
Edgar Straessley Robb

(1937-12-23) December 23, 1937 (age 81)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
OccupationFBI Agent


  • D. Lea Jacobs. Friend of the Family: An Undercover Agent in the Mafia, Howells House ISBN 0-929590-19-8
  • Pistone, Joseph D.; & Woodley, Richard (1999) Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0-340-66637-4.
  • Pistone, Joseph D.; & Brandt, Charles (2007). Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business, Running Press. ISBN 0-7624-2707-8.
  • DeStefano, Anthony. The Last Godfather: Joey Massino & the Fall of the Bonanno Crime Family. California: Citadel, 2006.