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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

John Gotti's wife Victoria hospitalized after suffering stroke



 A smiling Victoria Gotti says "Is this for Playboy Magazine" as she leaves her home in Howard Beach this afternoon.
 
A smiling Victoria Gotti says "Is this for Playboy Magazine" as she leaves her home in Howard Beach this afternoon.

MOB MATRIARCH Victoria Gotti has been hospitalized after suffering her third stroke since 2006.
Gotti, 70, was stricken last week and her four children — Angel, Victoria, John "Junior" and Peter — are requesting privacy about her medical condition, a source told the Daily News.
The stroke was very serious, another source said.

She underwent surgery in March 2007 to treat a blockage found in her brain after suffering a second stroke.
Victoria Gotti, mother of John A. Gotti Jr., has been hospitalized. 
Victoria Gotti, mother of John A. Gotti Jr., has been hospitalized. 
 
The feisty widow of John "Dapper Don" Gotti still resides in a modest Howard Beach, Queens, home where she and the late Gambino boss raised their brood.
In March, she was ready to take the witness stand in Brooklyn Federal Court if necessary to shred claims by her niece Linda Gotti that Victoria had advised her that she did not have to cooperate with authorities about a 1981 double slaying at a Queens bar.

“It never, never happened. I never ever had any conversation with her in regard to this tragic situation,” Victoria Gotti told The News.
In the end, Linda Gotti was not called as a witness in the murder trial of capo Bartolomeo Vernace who was convicted of the murders.
ADVANCE FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 24--Reputed mob boss John Gotti sits in New York state Supreme Court in New York, in this Jan. 20, 1990, file photo, listening to opening arguments in his trial. In the new millennium, colorful mob trials are disappearing, much like the mob families whose members once filled dockets around the country.  
Reputed mob boss John Gotti sits in New York state Supreme Court in New York, in this Jan. 20, 1990, file photo, listening to opening arguments in his trial. In the new millennium, colorful mob trials are disappearing, much like the mob families whose members once filled dockets around the country.  
 
Daughter Victoria Gotti could not be reached Wednesday.

Film producer Marc Fiore, the force behind a much-delayed biopic based on the story of Junior Gotti, told The News that he is not a spokesman for the Gottis and declined comment.
“This is a personal family crisis,” Fiore said.
If filming of “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father” gets under way this fall, actress Kelly Preston is slated to play the role of Victoria alongside John Travolta as the crime lord in the mob film.
Victoria has led a very private life in recent years, keeping busy as a painter and voracious news junkie, but she is always ready to defend her son.
In 2006, she told The News she felt “betrayed” by her husband when she learned her son was in the mob.
“I pretty much raised my children alone with Johnny being away for years at a time, so it broke my heart. I felt betrayed, the worst betrayal. I would rather have dealt with other women.”

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