John A. Gotti Arrested in Connection With Mob Murders

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The 44-year-old son of the late, infamous “Dapper Don” John Gotti was arrested early Tuesday in Oyster Bay, NY. A wide-ranging investigation spanning from New York to Florida has led to charges against Gotti for federal racketeering and murder conspiracy.
The New York Times reports that five other suspects were also arrested: John A. Burke, James V. Cadicamo, David D’Arpino, Michael D. Finnerty, and Guy T. Peden. During a news conference held in Tampa, AUSA Robert O’Neill stated that all five arrestees were involved with the Gambino Family.
Gotti has done time in prison before. Beginning in 1999, he did a 5-year stint for six charges, including bribery, conspiracy to commit extortion, and loan-sharking.
The new charges against Gotti and the other alleged Gambino soldiers are connected to the murder of George Grosso in 1988, Louis DiBono, a known Gambino associate, in 1990, and Bruce Gotterup in 1991.
The 63-year-old DiBono was found dead in a parking lot at the World Trade Center in October of 1990. The 350-lb mob soldier had been ambushed as he sat in his caddy. A Port Authority spokesperson said at the time that the crime had “all the earmarks of a mob hit.”
The senior John Gotti, who passed away a couple of years ago while still in prison, was found guilty of conspiracy in the DiBono murder in 1992.
Bruce Gotterup was 36 when he was murdered on a boardwalk in Far Rockway, Queens in 1991. Stephen Newell was acquitted of Gotterup’s murder in November, 1997. [NYTimes.com]

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