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John Angelo Gotti III or "Junior" Gotti (born February 14, 1964) is a New York City mobster who during much of the 1990s led the Gambino crime family of Cosa Nostra for his imprisoned father John J. Gotti, who died in 2002. Between 2004 and 2009 Gotti has been a defendant in four racketeering trials, all ending in mistrials.

Gotti grew up in the Italian-American neighborhood of Howard Beach, a section of Queens, New York and attended New York Military Academy. After leaving the school, Gotti ran a trucking business. In 1990 he married Kimberly Albanese, daughter of alleged Gambino crime family associate Phillip Albanese. They have six children and live in Oyster Bay Cove on Long Island's North Shore.

According to federal prosecutors, Gotti was inducted into the Gambino Crime Family in 1988 and became a captain in 1990. In April, 1992 his father, John J. Gotti, received a life sentence for racketeering and related offenses and prosecutors say he made his son the head of family operations with a committee of captains to assist him. As a family member, he was one of the few people allowed to visit his father and Gotti is believed to have relayed his father's orders to the organization from prison.

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