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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009   6:57 am | Author: Tony | Life, Politics/Government |
The Feds are so focused on putting John Gotti Jr. away that they are willing to throw away taxpayer money for the outside chance that they will get a conviction.
They jury sent the judge a note that they were hopelessly deadlocked and the case ended in a mistrial. John Gotti Jr. walked out of the courtroom a free man once again, for the fourth time in four years.
Gotti Jr. was accused of racketeering and murder conspiracy.
When Gotti Jr. took over after his father was finally sent to prison (also after avoiding conviction 3 times) many thought that he could never live up to his father’s reputation as a tough mob boss. They thought he was a lightweight. I guess they were wrong.
It is time that the government is certain they have an ironclad case before trying this again.
As a side note I wonder if Nelson DeMille’s mob characters, Frank and Tony Bellarosa, in his “Gold Coast” and last year’s “The Gate House” novels are based on the Gottis. They sounds like the Gottis.