Gotti jury breaks for weekend

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The federal jurors trying to reach a decision in the John "Junior" Gotti murder-racketeering trial in New York broke for the weekend Thursday.

Witness: Gotti aided in three killings

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Veteran Gambino crime family associate John Alite testified that reputed New York mobster John A. (Junior) Gotti collaborated with him on three killings.

Witness testifies Gotti killed man

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A witness in the federal racketeering and murder trial of John A. (Junior) Gotti has testified he saw the reputed New York mob boss kill a man 26 years ago.
Gotti facing fourth trial in New York

Gotti facing fourth trial in New York

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Reputed New York mob boss John A. (Junior) Gotti is on trial for the fourth time in five years, this time on charges he ordered two killings, authorities say.

Gotti judge known as straight-shooter

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- John Gotti's fourth racketeering trial began Monday in New York with a judge known for keeping prosecutors and defense lawyers in line, authorities said.

John Joseph Gotti, Jr. (October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) was the boss of the Gambino crime family after the murder of the previous boss Paul Castellano. John Gotti was the most powerful crime boss during his era. He became widely known for his outspoken personality and flamboyant style that eventually caused his downfall.

He was known by the media as the "The Dapper Don" because he wore expensive clothes and "The Teflon Don" because the majority of attempts to convict him resulted in either a hung jury or an acquittal - thus no criminal charge would "stick to him".

In 1992, Gotti was convicted of racketeering, 13 murders, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to commit murder, illegal gambling, extortion, tax evasion, and loansharking, and was sentenced to life in prison where he died 10 years later of cancer.

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