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At Gotti Trial, Curtis Sliwa Recounts Getting Shot
New York Times ^ | August 22, 2005 | JULIA PRESTON

Posted on 08/22/2005 3:50:44 PM PDT by JRotten

Testifying against John A. Gotti today, Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels crime patrol group, described in vivid detail being shot at point-blank range while sitting in the back seat of a taxicab 13 years ago.

Mr. Sliwa relived the shooting before a jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan, where Mr. Gotti, 41, the scion of the Gambino crime family, is being tried on racketeering charges.

Mr. Gotti is facing a 42-page indictment including securities fraud, loansharking, construction industry extortion, and charges of conspiracy to kidnap Mr. Sliwa. He was indicted in July on charges of ordering the retaliatory attack on Mr. Sliwa after the Guardian Angels founder denounced Mr. Gotti's father, the late crime boss, on his radio program.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: curtissliwa; gotti; mafia; organizedcrime; sliwa; talkradio

1 posted on 08/22/2005 3:50:46 PM PDT by JRotten
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To: JRotten

I thought John Gotti was put in jail years ago. Is this a different Gotti? "The Dapper Don"?


2 posted on 08/22/2005 3:52:18 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Zack Nguyen

I think it's his son.


3 posted on 08/22/2005 3:53:57 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Zack Nguyen

The entire family are scum who should be deported.


4 posted on 08/22/2005 3:54:14 PM PDT by Clemenza (Proud "Free Traitor" & Capitalist Pig)
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To: Zack Nguyen

John's brother Peter who took over John's place.


5 posted on 08/22/2005 3:54:37 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Dog Gone

Thanks. Where does his wife on the television show get all of her money?


6 posted on 08/22/2005 3:54:55 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: JRotten

curtis is a hero!!!


7 posted on 08/22/2005 3:55:09 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. -Churchill)
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To: Clemenza

I agree. I have to hand it to the FBI and our law enforcement apparatus. The mafia is a shadow of what it once was. Tuired old punks and small-time hoods.


8 posted on 08/22/2005 3:56:06 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Zack Nguyen

John Gotti junoir, son of John


9 posted on 08/22/2005 3:56:08 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Thanks.


10 posted on 08/22/2005 3:56:21 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Zack Nguyen

I'm not even following the story, but I think I know where mobsters and their wives get their money. ;-)


11 posted on 08/22/2005 3:58:09 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Zack Nguyen

Besides the dapper is dead.


12 posted on 08/22/2005 3:58:56 PM PDT by since1868
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To: Zack Nguyen
Thanks. Where does his wife on the television show get all of her money?

She in not his wife, but his sister. Victoria was married to another gangland thug. Victoria has taken back to her maiden name.

13 posted on 08/22/2005 3:59:30 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: Dog Gone

see post #13.


14 posted on 08/22/2005 4:01:13 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: Zack Nguyen
The bimbo on the TV show is the sister of the Gotti on trial and the daughter of the dead Don.

Her husband was in the chop shop business so there was a load of unreported cash flowing into her bank account. Somehow or other she was able to partake of these illegally gotten gains but only her husband is serving time.

Oh, she is also an "author".

15 posted on 08/22/2005 4:04:44 PM PDT by CaptainK
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To: the Deejay

I don't think Victoria ever took her husband's surname. I read somewhere where she lamented to her father all the trouble she and her kids were in because they were "Gottis". But John Gotti Sr. told her she brought it on herself by keeping the Gotti surname, and not taking her husband's less infamous name.


16 posted on 08/22/2005 4:05:27 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Joann37

Those 3 sons of hers, need their a$$es kicked
to the moon.....and mom right behind them!

Hubby & I raised 3 sons....not one of them
ever said or did anything Victoria's three
say & do on a daily basis. Those brats of
hers are just WORTHLESS! And she has NEVER
had CONTROL of those brats!


17 posted on 08/22/2005 4:09:46 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: JRotten
Blowing Up Gotti
18 posted on 08/22/2005 4:16:11 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Joann37

You are right. Check out post #18.


19 posted on 08/22/2005 4:17:28 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: the Deejay

I think her persona is to play the victim. She's whines that the world hassles them because they're Gottis, and then plays the tragic mom on TV who can't get her kids to listen to her. But she gives them everything they want!

I actually watched a few episodes of this show, but I have no idea why. Just curiousity I guess.


20 posted on 08/22/2005 4:40:39 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: South40

Thanks for the link! Maybe that's where I saw it before.


21 posted on 08/22/2005 4:41:25 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Zack Nguyen; lowbridge

This is John, Jr.; he's been in jail for years, but they brought him out to try him.


22 posted on 08/22/2005 4:42:10 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Zack Nguyen

Victoria Gotti is John, Jr., and Peter's sister.


23 posted on 08/22/2005 4:42:39 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: the Deejay
Those 3 sons of hers, need their a$$es kicked

One of them did.He made some nasty remark at one young man's sister at a mall and he beat the shit out of him.

24 posted on 08/22/2005 4:42:59 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: the Deejay

Do those boys actually speak English?


25 posted on 08/22/2005 4:43:46 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: JRotten
The father and son were both angered that Mr. Sliwa had called them thugs and crooks on the radio.

I'll bet. What basis did he have for coming to that conclusion other than the drug dealing and the gambling and stolen car rings and the attempted assassination and the three guys with ballbats? Hmm?

26 posted on 08/22/2005 4:46:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Howlin
Do those boys actually speak English?

NO.They also look like boy band rejects.

27 posted on 08/22/2005 4:50:33 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: Uncle Meat

Two Gotti sons beaten at mall
New York Post ^ | Richard Johnson


Posted on 11/16/2004 6:26:46 PM EST by 4.1O dana super trac pak


Victoria Gotti's sons Carmine, 18 and John, 17, took a beating last weekend after they allegedly harassed a 15-year-old girl at a Long Island mall.

The 17-year-old brother of the aggrieved girl delivered a beat-down to the Gotti boys after they "pinched her butt and made disgusting comments" at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Saturday, says our source.

The enraged brother and two of his friends approached the Gottis and their 10-person crew after his sister complained about their boorish behavior.

"Next thing you know this kid was really beating the c--p out of Carmine," a witness to the melee told PAGE SIX. "All the Gotti friends were taking cheap shots, punching and kicking the back of this kid's head, but he didn't care. He just continued to beat Carmine till he was bloody, and then he went after John and whupped him, too.


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28 posted on 08/22/2005 4:50:48 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Couldn't happen to a bunch of nicer girls.


29 posted on 08/22/2005 4:54:32 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: Uncle Meat

Growing Up Gotti, an oxymoron in progress, is unwatchable.


30 posted on 08/22/2005 4:57:45 PM PDT by sono
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To: Joann37

I'm silly enough to watch each week,
b/c I have to SEE for MYSELF, to
believe how ROTTEN to the CORE those
brats are. And how STUPID Victoria
is.

MOST of it is due to Victoria herself.
Those kids should have been taken from
her the minute they were born.

Even grandpa John Gotti had no use for
his own grandsons. He told Victoria
exactly what he thought of them.


31 posted on 08/22/2005 5:01:56 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: Howlin
Those kids cannot speak any language fluently.
32 posted on 08/22/2005 5:03:08 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: sono

From the "Blowing up Gotti" website,the Ol'man was ashamed of the whole lot of them.I wonder what he'd think of his candy ass grandsons if he wasn't 6 feet under.


33 posted on 08/22/2005 5:04:16 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: Uncle Meat

I heard about that, but once a$$ whoopin'
for one of them isn't enough.

All three need about 6 a$$ whoopin's a day.


34 posted on 08/22/2005 5:04:42 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: Uncle Meat

Yes, he let his daughter know what he
thought of her sons....AND HER!

Gotti told her & her sons to stay out
of the limelight and OFF TV!

Seems too odd, on the show...Grandpa
reigns supreme and idolized. LOL


35 posted on 08/22/2005 5:08:27 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: South40

I'll give the old man this much, he didn't like his grandson's punk-ass attitude.

But the old man wasn't exactly a paragon of virtue himself.


36 posted on 08/22/2005 5:13:02 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: South40

In the "Gotti Blood" segment [# 4], Gotti refers to Clinton when he says:

"When the president is a piece of crap, it just filters on down"


37 posted on 08/22/2005 5:33:38 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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