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  • Paul Castellano hit, 30 years later: The gruesome assassination of New York mob boss

    12/16/2015 3:32:44 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/15/2015 | JOHN MARZULLI
    Thirty years ago Wednesday, shots rang out in front of Sparks Steak House in Midtown, leaving then-Gambino crime boss Paul Castellano dead in the gutter, and signaling the rise to power of John Gotti who would soon become the most famous gangster in America. It was also a development, according to mob experts, that ultimately speeded up the demise of the five mob families in New York City. "It was one of the most singular acts that altered the existence of the New York Mafia," said Phil Scala the retired head of the FBI squad that investigated the Gambino family....
  • Famed mobster Vinny “The Chin” Gigante’s grandson a candidate in local mayoral race

    03/13/2015 8:38:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Rockland Cty Times ^ | 3/12/15 | DYLAN SKRILOFF
    It’s one of Rockland’s worst kept secrets. GOP and Preserve Airmont candidate for mayor Philip Gigante is the grandson of the late Vincent “The Chin” Gigante, longtime godfather of the Genovese crime family and arguably the most powerful gangster of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Chin Gigante was best known for an intricate act he put on to appear insane, so clever that he was able to fool court-appointed psychiatrists, and for walking around in bathrobes and talking to himself around Greenwich Village. The act earned him the monicker “The Oddfather.” He also gained fame for a...
  • Mob Witness: John Gotti "Ruined Everything"

    05/24/2012 5:01:40 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/24/12 | Friends of Ours
    When Gambino boss John Gotti literally rotted to death in prison from throat cancer in 2002 at least one mobster shed no tears. Former Gotti associate Peter "Bud" Zuccaro testified yesterday at the racketeering trial of John Burke that the Dapper Don's cartoonish swagger violated omerta -- the code of silence -- which turned the Mafia from a secret society into a public circus which "'ruined everything' for wiseguys" as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "There was no love lost for me," Zuccaro testified in Brooklyn Federal Court. "He publicized everything that was going on," he said...

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Junior Gotti says he may write true crime stories (Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, Look out!)

    01/16/2010 9:11:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 379+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – Now that the government has given up trying to put him in prison, John "Junior" Gotti says he may leave New York and try his hand at writing true crime stories. The son of notorious Gambino boss John Gotti held a celebration dinner Friday at a restaurant in Westbury on Long Island. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that after a series of hung juries they wouldn't seek a fifth retrial against the younger Gotti, who says he quit the mob in 1999. ... He says it may be "better for everybody" if he moves away.
  • Teflon Jr. Gotti avoids 5th NY racketeering trial

    01/14/2010 2:40:50 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 610+ views
    hosted ^ | Jan 14 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    John "Junior" Gotti seemingly has his father's knack for avoiding conviction. Federal prosecutors have decided not to seek a fifth racketeering trial against the 45-year-old Gotti, the son of one of the most notorious mobsters in the United States, the Teflon Don, John Gotti. While the Gambino family crime boss eventually was convicted of racketeering, the younger Gotti, who insists he left organized crime a decade ago, avoided conviction in four trials. There won't be a fifth. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara issued a one-paragraph statement Wednesday saying prosecutors had decided not to seek another trial "in light of the circumstances."...
  • Junior Gotti Freaks Out In Court Against Witness (on trial for the fourth time for racketeering)

    10/09/2009 6:46:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1,281+ views
    Gothamist ^ | 10/09/09 | Jen Chung
    Junior Gotti Freaks Out In Court Against WitnessBy Jen Chung October 9, 2009 9:15 AM Well, it had to happen sometime: John Gotti Jr., currently on trial for the fourth time for racketeering, had a meltdown in court yesterday, yelling at a star prosecution witness and former mobster. The Post reports the Teflon Don's son shouted to John Alite during a break, "You’re a dog! You’re a dog! Did I kill little girls, you fag? You’re a punk. You’re a dog all your life — you always were. Do I strangle little girls in motels?" Apparently Alite was being led...
  • Gotti lawyers learn of ex-cop's plea to federal charges

    09/18/2009 7:19:23 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies · 303+ views
    Newsday ^ | Sept. 18, 2009 | ANTHONY M. DESTEFANO
    Lawyers for John "Junior" Gotti said they received notification Friday from prosecutors that a former NYPD detective allegedly tied to the mob has pleaded guilty to federal charges. The nature of the charges facing Phil Barrone wasn't disclosed, according to Gotti lawyer Charles Carnesi. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan declined to comment when asked if Barrone had entered any plea. Word that Barrone, who left the force in the 1980s, has entered a plea raised the question of whether the former cop might be a cooperating witness in the Gotti trial, slated to begin Monday.
  • Gotti's Taped Conversations to Be Played at Trial: JudGE

    08/18/2009 5:38:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 270+ views
    One conversation was between Gotti and his father in 1998 John Gotti Jr. won the right Tuesday to play edited versions of prison conversations at his upcoming trial that his defense contends show that the mob scion had rejected the gangster life. However he lost bids to delay his upcoming murder conspiracy trial and limit the prosecution's evidence. This is the fourth time Gotti Jr. is being tried on allegations that he still ran his late father's Gambino crime family years after allegedly relinquishing "the life." Some of these prison conversations have been played previously at trial. One conversation...
  • Mafia 'Rat' Planned to Kill John Gotti (Jr.)

    02/26/2009 4:25:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 395+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Feb 2009
    A self-confessed Mafia 'rat' has testified that he once planned to kill John Gotti Jr. By Our Foreign Staff Last Updated: 3:13PM GMT 26 Feb 2009 John Alite, who has accused his former best friend of involvement in the drugs trade and in several murders, told a federal court in Brooklyn that he intended to kill the alleged Mob boss because he believed he had gone "soft". He broke the Mafia's code of silence ahead of giving full testimony in Mr Gotti's trial later this year. The alleged head of New York's Gambino crime family has pleaded not guilty to...
  • John Gotti Neighbor Was Dissolved in Acid, Court Papers Reveal

    01/12/2009 11:50:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies · 4,768+ views ^ | 01-09-09 | Staff
    NEW YORK — It is perhaps the most intriguing unsolved mystery from the gaudy gangland career of John Gotti: Whatever happened to the neighbor who accidentally ran over and killed the mobster's 12-year-old son — and then vanished? According to papers filed this week in Brooklyn federal court, John Favara was shot to death on orders of the outraged Gambino crime family chief and his body was dissolved in a barrel of acid. Authorities said a cooperating witness identified Charles Carneglia, a 62-year-old former mobster, as the perpetrator in the 1980 incident. The court documents said Carneglia told another informant...

    01/08/2009 3:00:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,870+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 8, 2009 | KATI CORNELL
    <p>The man who accidentally ran over John Gotti's young son was allegedly dumped in a vat of acid by a twisted Gambino hit man.</p> <p>Charles Carneglia, 62, who is awaiting trial for five Mafia murders, once boasted of his sick specialty in a tutorial for a turncoat would-be mobster, explaining "that acid was the best method to use to avoid detection," according to court papers filed yesterday.</p>
  • FBI: John "Junior" Gotti Arrested In Connection With Mob Hits

    08/05/2008 4:54:05 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 11 replies · 73+ views ^ | 8/5/08 | Jonathan Dienst
    NEW YORK -- John "Junior" Gotti, who has renounced the mafia life of his famous late father, was arrested Tuesday morning and is expected to be charged with three past mob-related hits, News 4 New York has learned. FBI agents nabbed Gotti, once head of the Gambino crime family, at his Oyster Bay, Long Island home and whisked him to Manhattan federal court for a hearing on murder conspiracy charges, law enforcement sources said.

    10/25/2007 3:32:25 AM PDT · by americanflyer1234 · 87 replies · 432+ views
    The bosses of New York's five Mafia families in the mid-1980s came a hair-trigger away from sanctioning a hit on then-federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani, according to bombshell FBI records made public today. Before cooler heads prevailed - the mob bosses decided by a razor-thin 3-to-2 margin not to try to whack the future mayor and presidential candidate - at least two of the dons argued fervently that the mob-busting U.S. attorney should sleep with the fishes. Bonanno boss Philip “Rusty" Rastelli, Genovese chief Vincent “The Chin" Gigante and Lucchese honcho Anthony “Tony Ducks" Corallo all cast votes to spare the...

    06/11/2007 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Maceman · 21 replies · 968+ views
    Fuhgeddabout John Gotti and gangsters. Think about George Bush and his mob. That was the advice of the Dapper Don's widow after she visited his crypt yesterday on the fifth anniversary of his death. Speaking hours before the nation learned what happened to Tony Soprano, Victoria Gotti Sr. said America is too fascinated with organized crime figures. "It's disgusting that everybody is still obsessed with Gotti and the mob," said the 64-year-old family matriarch. "They should worry about that mob in Washington. Those are the guys that got 3,000 deaths on their hands. The government is obsessed [with Iraq] and...
  • Appeals Court: Leave Gotti's Sentence Alone

    06/01/2007 7:45:35 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 962+ views
    1010wins ^ | June 1, 2007
    A federal appeals court upheld Peter Gotti's 25-year prison sentence for ordering a failed hit on Mafia turncoat Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, whose testimony doomed Gotti's mob boss brother John to die behind bars. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision dated Wednesday, ruled the late federal judge Richard C. Casey acted properly in overseeing the Manhattan trial of Peter Gotti. Gotti, 67, was convicted in December 2004 of racketeering conspiracy. A former sanitation worker, Gotti was ordered by Casey to begin serving his sentence only after completing a 9 1/2-year prison term from a...
  • In prison tapes, (son of John) Gotti mourns manly mob

    09/16/2006 1:57:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 2,085+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/16/06 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK - As he languished in a federal prison in 2003, John "Junior" Gotti had plenty to worry about. The jail, he told visitors, was crawling with informants. He had money problems. Old friends were getting indicted. Other members of the Gotti clan were stealing his money. But at the root of his troubles was this: The modern mob, he lamented, was losing its manliness. "Now are we men? Or are we punks or rats or weasels? You tell me," he angrily asked one friend while serving a racketeering sentence. Gotti's conversations were routinely recorded before his release from...
  • 'To this day, my father is a god to me'

    06/27/2006 3:16:09 AM PDT · by JR0tten · 7 replies · 582+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 26, 2006 | Thomas Zambito
    In the first of a series, John A. (Junior) Gotti gives his first ever in-depth interview to Daily News staff writer Thomas Zambito He has tried to renounce the life, walk away from the Gotti legacy of greed, intimidation and murder. Yet even as John A. (Junior) Gotti says these things, he still cannot separate his newfound perspective on the Mafia from his love and respect for his father. "To this day, my father is a god to me," he said. Gotti has kept his relationship with the press to a few stray quotes and the occasional news story. But...
  • Government claims Gotti lives lavishly while claiming poverty

    06/21/2006 7:06:02 PM PDT · by JR0tten · 13 replies · 722+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | June 21, 2006 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK -- Prosecutors are accusing John "Junior" Gotti and his family of living lavishly on Long Island with a swimming pool, a horse barn and a staff of gardeners, drivers and housekeepers, while Gotti claims he is going broke. Prosecutors wrote in a letter to U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin that the lifestyle is especially surprising since Gotti has been in jail or on home detention for the last eight years and his wife does not appear to have a full-time job outside the home.
  • Gotti goons target my boy: Sliwa

    06/14/2006 1:10:16 PM PDT · by JR0tten · 18 replies · 1,158+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 14, 2006 | Thomas Zambito
    Thugs chanting "John Gotti rules" have leveled death threats at Curtis Sliwa and his young son, the radio host says, prompting him to beg help from his mob scion enemy to stop the goons, the Daily News has learned. The worst incident occurred Sunday when a gang of young men approached the Guardian Angels founder on Third Ave. while he was playing with his only child, 2-1/2-year-old Anthony Chester, Sliwa said. "They said that both my son and I deserved to have bullets put into our heads and they walked on," Sliwa wrote in a letter to Gotti obtained by...
  • Sliwa: Judge a real (vid) gamer [Fed Judge playing Solitaire during trail]

    06/09/2006 3:09:54 PM PDT · by JR0tten · 3 replies · 490+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 4, 2006 | Thomas Zambito
    Radio host Curtis Sliwa thinks it's time for a federal judge to fold her cards. The Guardian Angels founder told the Daily News he saw Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin playing a computer card game while he testified at the trial of John A. (Junior) Gotti. Sliwa said Scheindlin should recuse herself from the case, in which the 42-year-old mob scion is accused of orchestrating the 1992 shooting that nearly killed Sliwa. He drew a parallel to Mayor Bloomberg's firing of a city worker caught playing computer solitaire at his desk. "Should a federal judge be playing video solitaire...
  • Witness: Aryan Brotherhood plotted to avenge Gotti attack

    04/15/2006 4:20:34 PM PDT · by JR0tten · 2 replies · 751+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | April 14, 2006 | Gillian Flaccus
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A former member of a white supremacist prison gang testified Friday that he was slipped two bullets and ordered by an alleged gang kingpin to hide them until they could be used to kill a black inmate who had assaulted the late mob leader John Gotti. Kevin Roach took the stand for a second day to testify in one of the largest capital punishment cases in U.S. history, aimed at the leadership of the Aryan Brotherhood gang. Roach said another inmate slipped him one bullet by pushing it under the door of a prison library....
  • Gotti sought help from Aryan Brotherhood

    03/16/2006 11:37:39 AM PST · by JR0tten · 3 replies · 1,106+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 15, 2006 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Alongside allegations such as secret messages written in urine, the opening of the Aryan Brotherhood trial includes a charge that late Mafia boss John Gotti asked the prison gang to carry out a hit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Emmick told jurors in one of the largest death penalty cases in the United States that Gotti sought out the Aryan Brotherhood, also known as the Brand, in July 1996 after he was beaten by a black inmate, Walter Johnson, at the U.S. penitentiary in Marion, Illinois,
  • Kuby hit me harder than 3 bullets - Sliwa

    03/11/2006 3:11:57 PM PST · by JR0tten · 51 replies · 1,790+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 10, 2006 | Adam Nichols
    Curtis Sliwa watched the man he claims ordered a hit on him walk away from court for the second time yesterday - and said it hurt more than the ambush that almost killed him. "I would say this has been even more painful than being shot with three hollow point bullets," he told the Daily News. "It's like taking yet another slug. "I feel I have been robbed. It's like John [Junior] Gotti has been exonerated for all his sins, all his vicious crimes, simply because he announced his retirement. "I see him pictured in the Daily News, in church...
  • Junior Gotti gets mistrial ... again

    03/10/2006 12:03:58 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 45 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | 3 10 06 |
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Gambino crime family scion John A. "Junior" Gotti dodged a legal bullet for the second time in eight months Friday when a federal jury deadlocked on racketeering charges against him, leading to a mistrial. U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin excused the jury after they said they were at an impasse despite less than two full days of deliberations. Prosecutors quickly said they intended to try Gotti, 42, for a third time.
  • Gotti wise guy as scared juror quits

    03/09/2006 5:43:57 PM PST · by JR0tten · 11 replies · 870+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 9, 2006 | Thomas Zambito
    A juror in John A. (Junior) Gotti's federal conspiracy trial bailed out just as deliberations began yesterday, after telling fellow jurors she feared for her safety, the Daily News has learned. Judge Shira Scheindlin granted the woman's request to be excused, which came moments after a jury foreman was picked and the panel was about to begin deliberations. "There's a verdict, Charlie," Gotti joked to attorney Charles Carnesi, when the foreman sent a second note.
  • Junior Gotti was 'Sick of This Life,' Radio Show Host Kuby says

    03/06/2006 2:18:27 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 1,263+ views
    Newsday ^ | 3/6/2006 | Larry Neumeister
    Junior Gotti was 'sick of this life,' radio show host Kuby saysNEW YORK -- John "Junior" Gotti said in 1998 that he was "sick of this life" and would plead guilty to criminal charges, a lawyer who co-hosts a radio show with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa testified Monday at Gotti's mob trial. The testimony by Ron Kuby, a veteran civil rights attorney, was intended by defense lawyers to boost Gotti's argument that he had rejected life in the Gambino crime family when he pleaded guilty in 1999 to racketeering charges.... "He told me he was sick of this life,"...
  • Social Club Décor Plays Role in Gotti Racketeering Trial [Gotti as St. Peter???]

    03/02/2006 8:34:29 PM PST · by JR0tten · 310+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2006 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    A former bartender at John A. Gotti's social club testified yesterday that the club had hot-pink walls and an elaborate buzzer system and that a crucial prosecution witness — a turncoat mobster who claims that he made plans in the club to carry out a kidnapping Mr. Gotti had ordered — was never there. The bartender, George DiBello, suggested that the witness, Joseph D'Angelo, would surely have noticed the unusual décor of Our Friends Social Club, in Ozone Park, Queens, if he had been there, as he claimed in his testimony. Was there anything unusual about the décor of the...
  • Sliwa relives 1992 shooting in testimony at Junior Gotti's trial [attack by Gambino scum]

    02/27/2006 3:18:41 PM PST · by JR0tten · 7 replies · 768+ views ^ | February 27, 2006 | Larry Neumeister
    NEW YORK -- A radio talk show host swung his arms from side to side on the witness stand Monday as he relived his 1992 shooting in the back of a taxi during a kidnapping prosecutors blame on John A. "Junior" Gotti. The eyes of most jurors at Gotti's racketeering trial seemed fixed on the witness, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, as he recounted how a routine cab ride to work changed abruptly in June 1992 when a masked gunman popped up from the front passenger seat and aimed a handgun at him. "Take this," Sliwa recalled the man saying...
  • Dapper dad had love kid, sez rat

    02/25/2006 3:49:55 PM PST · by JR0tten · 9 replies · 532+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 24, 2006 | Thomas Zambito
    Maybe they should have called him the Dapper Don Juan. A mob snitch stunned a Manhattan courtroom yesterday with the charge that Gambino family man John Gotti fathered a love child with a mystery mistress. Michael (Mikey Scars) DiLeonardo testified that the late mob boss' son - who is on trial - told him about the philandering. "His father had a secret second family and a daughter he fathered out of wedlock," DiLeonardo said on the stand in Manhattan Federal Court.
  • Gotti back in court

    02/15/2006 2:54:45 PM PST · by JR0tten · 8 replies · 519+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2006
    John "Junior" Gotti, who insists he quit the mob family run by his late father, the "Dapper Don," watched jury selection start yesterday at his racketeering retrial in Manhattan. One prospective juror was quickly disqualified: a former supervisor of the FBI's organized crime squad. The most serious charge facing Gotti is the 1992 kidnapping of radio host Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels crime-fighting group, who allegedly was targeted by "Junior" Gotti because of his on-air rants against the late John Gotti.
  • GOTTI PAL GETS 9 YRS. IN $650M PORN SCAM (mob soldier swindles salivating surfers bigtime)

    01/31/2006 6:12:53 AM PST · by Liz · 17 replies · 789+ views
    NY POST ^ | January 31, 2006 | ZACH HABERMAN
    The apple of John Gotti's eye is rotten to the core, said a Brooklyn judge .......Richard Martino, 46, duped (victims) into doling out millions of dollars to smutty Internet and phone scams. The Gambino soldier pleaded guilty to racketeering and mail and wire fraud for bilking $650 million from porn perusers....admitted to luring visitors onto porn Web sites by promising the steamed-up surfers "free tours." Internet users would then be billed up to $90 when they gave their credit-card number. Countless other victims responded to raunchy magazine ads offering free phone sex, but their numbers would be billed $30 a...
  • Dapper Don's Don Juan pal is new boss of the family (New Mafia Boss hates President Bush!)

    12/26/2005 7:32:20 PM PST · by Stoat · 15 replies · 2,661+ views
    LThe New York Daily News ^ | December 26, 2005 | JOHN MARZULLI
    Dapper Don's Don Juan pal is new boss of the family   Troubled mafia clan has put smooth talker in charge, says former G-man      By JOHN MARZULLI DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER  John (Jackie Nose) D'Amico John (Jackie Nose) D'Amico (l.) had been a constant companion and confidant of John Gotti. Meet the new John Gotti. John (Jackie Nose) D'Amico, the Dapper Don's longtime sidekick and confidant, has emerged as the new acting boss of the Gambino crime family, law enforcement officials told the Daily News. D'Amico, known as a dapper dresser himself with a gift for gab...

    09/26/2005 2:27:01 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 33 replies · 1,732+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sep 26, 2005 4:45 pm US/Eastern
    The jailed son of late mob boss John Gotti neared freedom on Monday after a judge agreed to release him on $7 million bond, less than a week after declaring a mistrial on the bulk of his racketeering case. Under bail conditions approved by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, John A. ``Junior'' Gotti would be released from a federal lockup in lower Manhattan, but remain under house arrest in his home on Long Island until a possible retrial early next year. Gotti, 41, was still in custody Monday as paperwork was finalized. His lawyers said he could be home with...
  • He wants to kill me, says defiant Sliwa

    09/21/2005 6:18:40 AM PDT · by Irontank · 24 replies · 1,074+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 21, 2005 | CURTIS SLIWA
    Guardian angels founder Curtis Sliwa couldn't believe his eyes: The Mafia boss who - according to a key witness - ordered him killed 13 years ago managed to escape conviction. Here, the outspoken radio host tells Daily News reporter Adam Nichols that he now fears John A. (Junior) Gotti wants the botched job finished: Now he wants me dead. I am a dead man walking. John Gotti Jr. will rejoin his family, and I know there are Gotti cohorts who have taken a solemn vow to do what they failed to do before: end my life. They're going to celebrate...
  • At Gotti Trial, Curtis Sliwa Recounts Getting Shot

    08/22/2005 3:50:44 PM PDT · by JRotten · 36 replies · 1,202+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 22, 2005 | JULIA PRESTON
    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...
  • Courtroom fireworks as Sliwa finally gets to stare down Gotti

    08/22/2005 3:43:16 AM PDT · by JRotten · 17 replies · 1,094+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 22, 2005 | ADAM NICHOLS
    He's stood up to tough guys all his life - and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa's parents expect him to deliver a knockout blow against John A. (Junior) Gotti when he faces off with the reputed mob boss in federal court today. It's a confrontation the elderly couple says the crimefighter-turned-radio-celebrity has been longing for. "He's looking forward to the chance to stand up in court and help put this guy away," Chester Sliwa, 84, said in an exclusive interview with the Daily News. The younger Sliwa, 51, who's usually running his mouth in morning drive time as co-host of...
  • A mob family's last stand (A real-life soprano on trial.)

    08/14/2005 9:35:10 PM PDT · by voletti · 390+ views
    The Economist ^ | 8/15/05 | The Economist
    Do you know the difference between a restricted beating and a severe one? WHEN prosecutors dropped a charge of conspiracy to murder against John “Junior” Gotti last month, leaving kidnapping, loan-sharking, extortion and stock fraud still on the sheet, a defence lawyer sniffed memorably: “We really only have a white-collar crime case.” And perhaps it is, by the standards of the defendant's father, John senior. The head of the Gambino crime family was convicted of murder and racketeering in 1992 and died of cancer in prison ten years later. John junior, who was brought up in the family business, was...
  • Put a hit on hit show 'Gotti,' irate Finest fume

    03/10/2005 12:21:53 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 43 replies · 1,833+ views
    The Daily News ^ | March 9th, 2005 | Tony Scalfani
    A group of city cops wants to whack Victoria Gotti's reality TV show off the air because they say it gives Italian-Americans a bad rap. The Columbia Association, a fraternal group of 6,000 NYPD officers, has sent a scathing letter to the A&E cable channel demanding "Growing Up Gotti" be canceled. "It's a disgrace," association President Paul DiGiacomo, a detective, told the Daily News yesterday. "The only reason the show is on is because her husband and the children's grandfather were gangsters." DiGiacomo's group insists the show is packed with mob undertones and Italian stereotypes - accusations the late John...

    01/25/2005 3:24:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 342+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 25, 2005 | KATI CORNELL SMITH
    It was a nightmare come true for some reputed Gambino gangsters when they looked out on a room of prospective jurors yesterday — and found an FBI agent whose work jailed John "Dapper Don" Gotti for life. Bruce Mouw — who supervised the FBI Gambino crime unit for 17 years before retiring — was likely just as shocked when he learned about the case that brought him to Brooklyn federal court for jury duty. Bruce Mouw — who supervised the FBI Gambino crime unit for 17 years before retiring — was likely just as shocked when he learned about the...
  • The Dumbest Don (How the Gottis imploded— And why the Feds will miss them)

    01/16/2005 12:31:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 1,571+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | January 17, 2005 | John Lombardi
    John Gotti thought his brother Pete was a dope but still made him acting boss. How the Gottis imploded— And why the Feds will miss them. Ace government witness Mikey “Scars” DiLeonardo turned out to be a defense-team nightmare in last month’s Peter Gotti trial, the one where the Department of Justice was trying to keep Peter Gotti, the late John Sr.’s older brother, and one of his hitters, Thomas “Huck” Carbonaro, in jail until senility set in. Uncle Pete, 65, was already doing nine and a half years for labor racketeering, extortion, and money laundering on a 2003 conviction,...
  • NO BAIL, 'JUNIOR' (Gotti)

    01/04/2005 12:13:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 574+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 4, 2005 | CARL CAMPANILE
    John "Junior" Gotti will be forced to prepare his defense against racketeering charges from prison. Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday rejected Gotti's bid for bail pending his August trial. Gotti, the former boss of the Gambino crime family and the son of the late Mafia boss John "Dapper Don" Gotti, is accused of ordering thugs to kill a radio talk-show host in 1992.
  • GOTTI GUILTY (Peter Gotti Guilty of Plotting to Kill Gravano;Taking Kickbacks)

    12/23/2004 12:19:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 669+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2004 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Jurors whacked Peter Gotti yesterday — convicting the reputed Gambino boss of plotting to murder mob turncoat Salvatore "Sammy Bull" Gravano and accepting kickbacks from construction contractors. The verdict by the mostly minority, female jury — after four days of deliberations in Manhattan federal court — means the 65-year-old Gotti will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

    12/21/2004 1:17:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies · 2,066+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 21, 2004 | KATI CORNELL SMITH
    Human remains unearthed from a mob burial site in Queens have been positively identified as two Bonanno capos who were killed more than 20 years ago in a grisly Mafia hit depicted in the movie "Donnie Brasco." The FBI located the bodies — along with personal items such as a watch, a crucifix and a credit card — during a three-week dig at a lot in Ozone Park in October.

    12/20/2004 12:57:47 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 556+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 20, 2004 | CHRISTOPHER BYRON
    December 20, 2004 -- IT is entirely possible that there is an inno cent explanation for everything Bernard Kerik has said and done in recent days, and for the information about his past life that has surfaced as a result. But Kerik has not yet provided it and more information dribbles out daily to fan the flames that are devouring his reputation. In a minute we'll turn to the newest revelation — that Kerik may not have fully informed federal investigators about the nature and duration of his involvement with a Long Island penny stock company called Dataworld Solutions Inc....
  • GOTTI'S RANT (Threatened to Eat Sammy "The Bull" Gravano's Liver; Slams Wife, Others)

    12/15/2004 1:35:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1,252+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 15, 2004 | CARL CAMPANILE
    The Dapper Don was a rage in the cage — angrily trashing his wife, his brothers, his lawyer and mob turncoat Salvatore "Sammy Bull" Gravano in expletive, hate-filled tirades while in prison. Videotapes of mob boss John Gotti in a Marion, Ill., prison were shown to jurors yesterday at the trial of brother Peter Gotti, who's accused of plotting to kill Gravano, a former Gambino crime family underboss whose testimony put John away for life.
  • Two Gotti sons beaten at mall

    11/16/2004 3:26:46 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 92 replies · 7,063+ views
    New York Post ^ | Richard Johnson
    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....
  • Phil Spector hires former Gotti attorney (Bruce Cutler) in murder case

    08/24/2004 6:57:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 522+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/24/04 | AP - LA
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Music producer Phil Spector has hired former John Gotti attorney Bruce Cutler to defend him against charges of murdering a B-movie actress, attorneys said Tuesday. Spector will now be represented by Roger Jay Rosen and Cutler, the flamboyant attorney who long kept the notorious New York mob boss out of prison, Rosen said. The two filed substitution paperwork with the court last Thursday and a judge approved the switch Monday. "Bruce and I are going to be working hand in hand," said Rosen, a Los Angeles attorney. Spector's previous defense attorney, Leslie Abramson, said she was...
  • Mobster Gotti's Girlfriend Found Dead

    04/01/2004 7:39:39 AM PST · by knak · 22 replies · 260+ views
    fox news ^ | 4/1/04
    <p>EAST GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — The girlfriend of mobster Peter Gotti (search), brother of the late mob boss John Gotti (search), was found dead of a possible suicide in a Long Island motel room, police said.</p> <p>Marjorie Alexander, 43, had been reported missing on Tuesday and was discovered Wednesday afternoon at a Red Roof Inn, Nassau County police said. A preliminary investigation indicated that Alexander may have committed suicide, police said in a news release.</p>
  • Woman Linked to Mobster Found Dead at L.I. Hotel

    03/31/2004 11:34:37 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 9 replies · 213+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 4.1.2004 | Patrick Healy
    April 1, 2004 Woman Linked to Mobster Found Dead at L.I. HotelBy PATRICK HEALY woman who had been linked to Peter Gotti, the married leader of the Gambino crime family, was found dead yesterday at a Red Roof Inn in Nassau County in what was believed to be a suicide, law enforcement officials said.The woman, Marjorie Alexander, 43, of Rockville Centre, splashed into the spotlight last week when she declared her love for Mr. Gotti in several articles in The Daily News. "I am proud of loving him," she said of Mr. Gotti, 64, who is in jail waiting...