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John Gotti
Born October 27, 1940(1940-10-27)
Flag of the United States The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died June 10, 2002 (aged 61)
Springfield, Missouri, USA
Charge(s) Murder, conspiracy to commit murder, loansharking, racketeering, obstruction of justice, illegal gambling, tax evasion
Penalty Life imprisonment
Status Deceased
Occupation Boss of the Gambino Crime Family
Spouse Victoria DiGiorgio
Parents John and Philomena Gotti
Children Angela Gotti
Victoria Gotti
John A. Gotti
Frank Gotti
Peter Gotti, Jr.

John Joseph Gotti, Jr. (October 27, 1940June 10, 2002), commonly known by the media as "The Dapper Don" and "The Teflon Don", was the boss of the Gambino crime family, one of the Five Families in New York City after the murder of his former boss Paul Castellano. He became widely known for his outspoken personality and flamboyant style that eventually caused his own downfall. In 1992, Gotti was convicted of racketeering, 13 murders, obstruction of justice, hijacking, conspiracy to commit murder, illegal gambling, extortion, tax evasion and loansharking among others largely helped by testimony of Salvatore Gravano, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, where he died in 2002. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Contents

Biography

Early life

John Joseph "Johnny Boy" Gotti Jr. was born October 27, 1940 to John Gotti Sr. and Philomena "Fannie" Gotti. He was the fifth child of thirteen, two of whom died in infancy. When Gotti was twelve, his family moved to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. With his brothers Peter and Richard he became part of a local street gang. In the early summer of 1954, Gotti and a few other hoods participated in a robbery of a construction site. While trying to steal a cement mixer, the mixer tipped over, crushing Gotti's toes. He spent most of the summer in the hospital. is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally a barrier island but now effectively an extension of the mainland with peninsulas both east and west. ... Peter Gotti Peter Gotti is a Mafia member of the Gambino crime family and is the brother of John Gotti. ... Richard Gotti Richard V. Gotti is a Mafia member of the Gambino crime family and the younger brother of John Gotti. ...


Family

In 1960, Gotti met Victoria "Angel" DiGiorgio, who gave birth to his children Victoria Gotti, John A. Gotti, Frank Gotti, and Peter Gotti, named after his uncle, John's brother, Peter Gotti. John and his family lived on 85th Street in Howard Beach. In 1980 his son Frank was accidentally knocked down and killed by neighbor John Favara's car. Although the death was viewed as accidental by the authorities, Favara later disappeared and is believed to have been kidnapped and murdered by members of John Gotti's crew Richard "the iceman" Kulinski while Gotti himself was conveniently out of town. Among those involved in the disappearance were the murderous brothers John and Charles Carneglia, John's brother Gene Gotti, his best friend Fat Angelo Ruggiero, and longtime enforcer Willie Boy Johnson. According to numerous sources, Gotti may have up to three illegitimate children, with one named Bella Petrisi (Petrisia) being the result of a longtime affair with Staten Island housewife Shannon "Sandy" Connelly, the wife of Gambino soldier Ernie Grillo.[1]. Victoria Gotti (born November 27, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York) is a daughter of the late mob boss John Gotti and his wife Victoria, and was the star of Growing Up Gotti on the A&E Network. ... John Angelo Gotti (born February 14, 1964) is an alleged mobster in New York City. ... Peter Gotti Peter Gotti is a Mafia member of the Gambino crime family and is the brother of John Gotti. ... Howard Beach is a neighborhood in southwestern Queens, New York. ... John Favara (1929-July 28, 1980) was the backyard neighbor of Gambino crime family godfather John Gotti in Howard Beach, New York. ...


Career

After his marriage, Gotti tried working legitimate careers. He worked as a coat factory presser and a truck driver's assistant, but he was always drawn back to a life of crime. In 1963, Gotti and Salvatore Ruggiero were arrested by police for being in an automobile that had been reported stolen from a rental car agency. Gotti spent twenty days in jail. Around this time Gotti was arrested often, mostly on petty crimes such as larceny, burglary, and bookmaking. In 1966, he spent several months in jail for an attempted theft. In 1966, Gotti also became an associate for a crew headed by reputed captain Carmine Fatico, who worked for Aniello "Mr. Neil" Dellacroce, the Underboss of the Gambino crime family. In the United States, larceny is a common law crime involving stealing. ... A bookmaker, or a bookie, is an organisation or a person that takes bets and may pay winnings depending upon results and, depending on the nature of the bet, the United States, with Singapore and Canada, the only legal bookmaker is state_owned and operated. ... Carmine Charley Wagons Fatico (January 19, 1910-August 1, 1991) was a Capo in the Gambino crime family. ... Aniello John Dellacroce a. ... John Gotti, The Dapper Don The Gambino Crime Family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities based in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ...


Gotti's criminal career with the Gambinos began with fencing stolen goods from Idlewild Airport out of the Bergin Hunt and Fish Club in Ozone Park, Queens. Gotti became successful enough at this lifestyle to move his family to a nicer apartment in Brooklyn. On November 27, 1967, Gotti and Angelo Ruggiero forged the name of a forwarding company agent and then took a rented truck to JFK's United cargo area and drove off with $30,000 worth of merchandise. A few days later the FBI began surveillance on Gotti and Ruggiero and caught them loading up more goods, this time at Northwest Airlines cargo terminal. Once outside the terminal Gotti's brother Gene pulled alongside Gotti's truck and they began to transfer the goods. The FBI swooped in and arrested all three men and found Gotti hiding in the rear of the truck behind some boxes. John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA Airport Code: JFK, ICAO Airport Code: KJFK) is the main international airport in New York City, and is one of the largest airports in the world. ... John Gottis Bergen Hunt and FIsh Club in Ozone Park, Queens (1980s) The Bergin Hunt and Fish Club is a Gambino crime family mob hangout and headquarters. ... Ozone Park Welcome Sign. ... Angelo Quack Quack Ruggiero (1941-1989) was a New York mobster and member of the Gambino crime family. ... F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... Gene Gotti Gene Gotti is a member of the American Mafias Gambino crime family. ...


In February 1968, United employees identified Gotti as the man who signed for the earlier stolen merchandise. The FBI arrested him for the United hijacking soon after. Two months later, while out on bail, Gotti was arrested a third-time for hijacking--this time stealing a load of cigarettes worth $500,000 on the New Jersey Turnpike. Fatico urged Gotti to hire defense attorney Michael Coiro. Later that year Gotti pled guilty to the Northwest hijacking and was sentenced to four years at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Prosecutors dropped the charges for the cigarette hijacking. Gotti also pleaded guilty to the United hijacking. Gotti spent less than three years at Lewisburg. After he was released from prison he was placed on probation and ordered to find a legitimate job. Gotti was placed on the payroll of his wife's stepfather's construction company where he reportedly never showed up for work but remained on the payroll. Meanwhile he returned to his old crew at the Bergin club still working under Fatico. When Fatico was indicted on loansharking charges, he used Gotti to oversee the day-to-day activities at the club. This helped get the attention of the Gambinos, specifically of Dellacroce, and, at the age of thirty-one, Gotti became acting capo. Gotti owned a Queens flea market with Genovese crime family wiseguys Joseph "Joe Glitz" Galizia and Carlo DiPietro, eventually Gotti and Galizia decided they wanted DiPietro out of the business, and Galizia killed DiPietro. This article is about the modern freeway. ... The Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary is a high security prison housing male inmates in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. ... A caporegime (sometimes shortened to capo) is a term used in the Mafia for a high ranking member of a crime family who heads a crew (or group) of soldiers. ... The Genovese crime family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities in New York City, USA, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ... Joseph Joe Glitz Galizia (July 24, 1941-1996) was a New York City based mobster, and a high ranking solider in the Genovese crime family. ...


Gotti's crew, however, was caught selling heroin, against the rules of the family, and were to be disbanded, and maybe killed. Gotti and others in his crew organized the shooting of the Gambino family boss, Paul Castellano, on December 16, 1985. Castellano was shot six times, along with his bodyguard, Thomas Bilotti, outside Sparks Steak House in Manhattan and Gotti took control of the family. Gotti was arrested several times throughout his career, and although he served time in both state and federal prison (including a manslaughter conviction in connection with the shooting death of a low-level Irish-American gangster who had kidnapped and killed Emmanuel Gambino, Carlo Gambino's nephew, named James McBratney in a tavern on Staten Island in 1973), in the 1980s he was referred to by the media as the "Teflon Don" as he avoided conviction on racketeering and assault charges (they didn't stick). Gotti bribed or threatened jurors in several trials. He also made use of police informants to keep a step ahead of investigators. Gotti's son was supposed to be responsible for the shooting of a radio talk show host for "bad-mouthing" Gotti. However, many feel the shooting was retaliation for a vicious beating of a showgirl who worked at mob-connected "Show-world," run by "John Moschetto," who had dated Gotti (A Captain in the Gambinos murdered by Sammy Gravano), by a vigilante group connected with that individual. For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... Constantino Paul Castellano (June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), better known as Paul Castellano (or PC to his family), was a mafia boss in New York. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Bodyguards of Viktor Yushchenko (far left) after leaving Gdansk city hall. ... Sparks Steak House is located at 210 East 46th Street between Second & Third Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. ... Irish Americans (Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánach) are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in the west European island of Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the borough in New York City. ... An empty jury box in an American courtroom For jury meaning makeshift, see jury rig. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Salvatore Sammy the Bull Gravano (born March 12, 1945) was the Mafia underboss of the Gambino crime family in the 1980s under John Gotti. ...


The last trial

Gotti was long under intense electronic surveillance run by the FBI. His club, phones, and other places of business were all bugged. To get around this, he held meetings while walking down the street and played loud tapes of white noise. Eventually the FBI caught him on tape in an apartment above the club discussing a number of murders and other criminal activities. The FBI also caught Gotti denigrating his underboss Salvatore "Sammy The Bull" Gravano. On December 11, 1990, FBI agents and New York City detectives raided the Ravenite Social Club and arrested Gotti, Gravano, Frank Locascio, and Thomas Gambino , Gotti was charged with 13 counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, loansharking, racketeering, obstruction of justice, illegal gambling, tax evasion, and, for the first time, he was charged with the murders of Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti. Salvatore Sammy the Bull Gravano (born March 12, 1945) was the Mafia underboss of the Gambino crime family in the 1980s under John Gotti. ... John Gotti John Gotti (October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) (also known as The Dapper Don and The Teflon Don) was the boss of the Gambino family, New Yorks largest mafia family, and one of the most feared. ... Thomas Gambino (b. ... In the criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between natural persons to break the law at some time in the future, and, in some cases, with at least one overt act in furtherance of that agreement. ...


Gotti was tried in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York before the Honorable I. Leo Glasser. The federal prosecutor's evidence was overwhelming. Not only did they have Gotti on tape, they also had several witnesses to testify against Gotti. Philip Leonetti, former underboss of the Philadelphia Crime Family was prepared to testify that Gotti bragged to Philadelphia crime leaders that he had ordered Castellano's execution. Prosecutors also persuaded Gravano to testify against his boss with the promise of being entered into the Witness Protection Program. On April 2, 1992, after only 13 hours of deliberation, the jury found Gotti guilty on all 13 charges.[2] The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the entirety of Long Island and Staten Island. ... Phillip Leonetti Date of birth: March 27,1953 Height: 5 ft 7 in Weight: 150 lb. ... In the United States, the Witness Protection Program (also known as WITSEC) is established by the Witness Protection Act, which in turn sets out the manner in which the U.S. Attorney General may provide for the relocation and protection of a witness or potential witness of the federal government... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Prison

On June 23, 1992, Judge Glasser sentenced Gotti to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.[3] It was assumed that Gotti would serve his sentence at the new federal "supermax" facility at Florence, Colorado, but instead he was sent to the older United States Penitentiary at Marion, Illinois, where he was kept in a cell 23 hours a day. His cell was underground and measured eight feet by seven feet. He was allowed out of his cell one hour per day for solitary exercise in a concrete-walled enclosure. He was allowed two showers per week and one radio and a small black and white T.V. set in his cell. Meals were delivered to his cell through a slot in the door. In other words, he was in virtual solitary confinement. (This is standard procedure for all inmates in the restricted units at this Supermax Federal Prison.) While in Marion he had been confined along with convicted spies Jonathan Pollard and Christopher Boyce. Four days after John Gotti was imprisoned at Marion, his father John Gotti Sr. died of heart failure at the age of eighty-five. Gotti paid the notorious prison gang the Aryan Brotherhood $50,000 a year for protection. However, in 1996 Gotti insulted Walter Johnson, a black inmate on the prison yard with racial slurs. The black inmate later assaulted Gotti. Gotti felt completely disrespected and paid the Aryan Brotherhood $500,000 to kill Gotti's attacker. However, Gotti died of cancer soon afterwards and the murder was never carried out.[4] is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Supermax is the name used to describe control-unit prisons, or units within prisons, which represent the most secure levels of custody in prison systems. ... The ADX Florence facility from the outside The United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, CO. is a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, USA. It is unofficially known as ADX Florence, Florence ADMAX, Supermax, or The Alcatraz of the Rockies. ... Florence is a city in Fremont County, Colorado, USA. The population was 3,653 at the 2000 census. ... The United States Penitentiary is a supermax classified prison located in Marion, Illinois. ... Supermax is the name used to describe control-unit prisons, or units within prisons, which represent the most secure levels of custody in prison systems. ... Jonathan Jay Pollard (born August 7, 1954 in Galveston, Texas) is a convicted Israeli spy and a former United States Naval civilian intelligence analyst. ... Christopher John Boyce was an American citizen who was arrested in 1979 for selling US spy satellite secrets to the Soviet Union. ... The Aryan Brotherhood, (also known as the AB or The Brand) is a prison gang numbering about 15,000 members in and out of prison. ... The Aryan Brotherhood, (also known as the AB or The Brand) is a prison gang numbering about 15,000 members in and out of prison. ...


Death

Gotti died of throat cancer at 12:45 p.m. on June 10, 2002 at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, where he had been transferred once the cancer was diagnosed. His family claimed he had not received proper care in jail and that faulty dental work had aggravated the disease. Gotti had the lower half of his jaw removed due to the cancer and was fed through a tube. Following his death, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn announced that Gotti's family would not be permitted to have a Mass of Christian Burial for Gotti. The church said that Gotti's family would be allowed to have a Mass for the Dead for Gotti only after he had been buried. The Catholic Church had taken similar action against other organized crime figures such as Paul Castellano; but unlike Castellano, Gotti's family was permitted to have him buried in the mausoleum at Saint John's Cemetery in Queens, next to his son Frank Gotti.[5] Head and neck cancers are malignant growths originating in the lip and oral cavity (mouth), nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, thyroid, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands and cervical lymph nodes of the neck. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Springfield is a city in Christian and Greene Counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes territory that was previously part of the (now) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, was established as a separate diocese in 1853 when Brooklyn was a seperate city from New York City. ... The Requiem (from the Latin requiés, rest) or Requiem Mass (informally, the funeral Mass), also known formally (in Latin) as the Missa pro defunctis or Missa defunctorum, is a liturgical service of the Roman Catholic Church as well as the Anglican/ Episcopalian High Church and certain Lutheran Churches in... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Constantino Paul Castellano (June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), better known as Paul Castellano (or PC to his family), was a mafia boss in New York. ... Saint Johns Cemetery is in Middle Village in Queens in New York City. ...


References

  1. ^ The Chicago Syndicate: 2/26/06 - 3/5/06
  2. ^ John Gotti - The Last Mafia Icon - The Crime library
  3. ^ John Gotti - The Last Mafia Icon - The Crime library
  4. ^ Aryan Brotherhood: Prison Gang Profile
  5. ^ "John Gotti Dies in Prison at 61; Mafia Boss Relished the Spotlight", New York Times, June 11, 2002. Retrieved on 2007-08-21. "John J. Gotti, who seized control of the Gambino crime family in a murderous coup, flaunted his power during a flamboyant reign as a Mafia boss, and then spent the last years of his life locked away in a maximum security penitentiary, his gang in shambles, died yesterday at the federal prison hospital at Springfield, Mo. He was 61. ... Mr. Gotti asked Mr. Dellacroce to intervene with Mr. Castellano, but before any resolution was made, Mr. Dellacroce died of cancer in December 1985. Two weeks later, on the evening of Dec. 16, 1985, Mr. Castellano and his new underboss, Thomas Billotti, were gunned down by a team of assassins in front of Sparks Steak House on East 46th Street near Third Avenue in Manhattan." 

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Further reading

  • Blum, Howard. Gangland : How The FBI Broke the Mob. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. ISBN 0671687581
  • Capeci, Jerry and Gene Mustain. Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti. New York: Penguin, 1988. ISBN 0-02-864416-6
  • Capeci, Jerry and Gene Mustain. Gotti: Rise and Fall. New York: Onyx, 1996. ISBN 0-451-40681-8
  • Davis, John H. Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family. New York: HarperCollins, 1993. ISBN 0-06-109184-7

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Preceded by
Paul Castellano
Gambino Crime Family Boss
1985–2002
Succeeded by
Peter Gotti
Constantino Paul Castellano (June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), better known as Paul Castellano (or PC to his family), was a mafia boss in New York. ... John Gotti, The Dapper Don The Gambino Crime Family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities based in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ... Peter Gotti Peter Gotti is a Mafia member of the Gambino crime family and is the brother of John Gotti. ...

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