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Junior Gotti

John Gotti's 'Adopted Son' Returns to the Fray, Declines Lawyer's Challenge

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Lewis Kasman -- remember him? -- says he saved my life so I shouldn't write bad things about him. For all I know, he may be right.

Scammer Scared Straight; Turns on Mob Cellmates

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

A federal judge's threat to throw the book against a sweet-talking 44-year-old con man with a laundry list of prior convictions has had the desired effect -- at least from the government's point of view.

Gigante Family Earns Nearly $2 Million a Year on the Waterfront

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

There are 11 members of the Gigante family currently working for New Jersey waterfront companies at annual salaries that average about $175,000.

Feds to Jackie Nose: Here's An Offer You Can't Refuse

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Even if onetime Gambino boss John (Jackie Nose) D'Amico had nothing to do with the murder he's charged with, the longtime Gotti pal will likely decide that the feds just made him an offer he can't refuse.

Gotti Feared a Guilty Verdict

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Gotti IV was a total disaster for the feds. But they sure had John (Junior) Gotti fooled. The mob prince was utterly convinced that he was going to be found guilty.

Feds Stack the Deck Against a Junior Gambino Hoodlum

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

As they did against Gotti, prosecutors have added new charges to a racketeering case involving murder and the mob to better their chances of convicting a long-targeted defendant.

Mama Gotti Blows Her Stack; Mob Big OK'd Hit On Junior

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Gotti IV: Another week, another circus. Mama Gotti yelled at the judge. The judge bounced two jurors. And a former prosecutor testified that he had never heard of legendary capo Sonny Franzese.

Alite: Junior and Gottis Taught Me Treachery of Mob Life

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

"John Gotti Jr. was my boss," Alite said as he told of his all-out devotion to his mob boss and the good life they had during a decade long crime spree that began in the early 1980s.

Greg DePalma, Pal Of Sinatra and Willie Mays, Dies In Prison

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Gregory DePalma, a colorful, self-assured wiseguy, has died a lonely death behind bars. His biggest claim to Mafia fame was his presence in a snapshot with Big Paul, Carlo Gambino and Frank Sinatra.

Intrigue at Gotti IV; Sammy Bull for the Defense?

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

In a mind-boggling turn of events, Sammy "Bull" Gravano is one of three mob turncoats that the onetime Junior Don may call to rebut testimony that that he supervised the murder of a Gambino mobster.

Gotti IV Mistrial the Top Mob Story of 2009

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The number one Mafia story of the year was the Gotti IV mistrial -- the fourth in five years for mob prince Junior Gotti, the late John Gotti's handpicked successor as boss of the Gambinos.

Gotti IV Becomes A Farce

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

And in the seventh week, the fourth trial of John Gotti Jr. became a farce. It happened on the day that the defense began its case.

Junior Plays Hide and Seek as Gotti IV Goes to the Jury

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

If it's an acquittal, count on plenty of crowing from the Gotti clan. If not ... well ... some throwing could be involved.

30 Years Later, Waterfront Racketeer Todo Anastasio Is Still At It

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Words currently being spoken about Todo Anastasio in Brooklyn Federal Court can be quite costly for him. If convicted at an ongoing racketeering trial, Anastasio, now 80, faces up to 20 years behind bars.

Teflon John Hits The Airwaves With Gusto, Poise and Charm

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Junior made clear that "Growing Up Gotti" was nothing like the drivel that was seen and heard for two seasons on his sister Victoria's defunct so-called reality show.

Robert Mormando Says He's Gay: Mafia Hit Man Comes Out Of The Closet At Trial

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A former mob hit man surprised a Brooklyn judge Monday by renouncing the Mafia -- and declaring that he's gay. In a scene right out of The Sopranos, ...

Blood on Junior's Hands as Gotti IV Opens With a Flourish

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The feds pulled out all stops last week as they began efforts to send John (Junior) Gotti to the same death sentence behind bars that they served up for his dad, the late John Gotti.

Victoria Gotti Talks Junior Gotti's Secret Mafia Ceremony

nydailynews.com | By Helen Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

John A. (Junior) Gotti became a Mafia "made man" on Christmas Eve 1988 in a shadowy blood ceremony that he compared to joining nobility, his sister re...

Gotti Turncoat: We Had Lots Of Cops Working For Us

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Since he began talking to the FBI in 2007, law enforcement sources say Alite has fingered more than a dozen men in blue for crimes ranging from bookmaking to murder.

New Gotti Jr. Charges on the Way?

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Federal prosecutors have soured on controversial FBI informer Lewis Kasman, the turncoat "adopted son" of the late John Gotti, as a trial witness in Gotti IV.

John Gotti Denied Bail Despite Kidney Stone Agony

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

That's stone cold. A day after John "Junior" Gotti complained about the agony of kidney stones, a judge ruled that the Mafia scion must remain jailed ...

Tangled Tale Of Lawyer And FBI Informer

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The credibility of FBI snitch Lewis Kasman, a key witness at the upcoming trial of John (Junior) Gotti, has been further sullied. Kasman is accused by a lawyer of stealing $10,000 he was supposed to use to bribe the lawyer.

The Junior Gotti Chronicles

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Prosecutors are still focused on some very old, very violent - and pretty astounding - crimes that they want to raise at John (Junior) Gotti's upcoming trial, in addition to the three specific murders that he is charged with in his indictment.