Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese, and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Turncoat mobsters resurface out in public and on social media without fears of retaliation

Meet the Tweetfellas. Former mobsters living large, and in public.

Ex-Gambino mobster John Alite tweeted in April that he was outside Citi Field for the Mets’ home opener, and he included a photo of himself clad in a bright orange hoodie.

Three days earlier, the reviled turncoat who has reinvented himself as an author, motivational speaker and seeker of second chances, tweeted that he would be plugging his book “Gotti’s Rules” at 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Tampa.

The Mafia rat pleads guilty to making himself an easy target for haters, as he lives out in the open — almost taunting mobsters who would rather see him forever silenced.

“Yeah, I’m putting myself in danger, but my options are limited so I hustle day and night,” Alite told the Daily News. “What else can I do to make a living?”

Ex-Gambino mobster John Alite (center) tweeted in April that he was outside Citi Field for the Mets’ home opener, and he included a photo of himself clad in a bright orange hoodie.

Alite, who tweets under @johnalite, bills himself in his Twitter profile as a father, speaker, mentor and survivor.

“I teach people of all ages how to cope with bullying and abuse, and shine a light on the dead end Life I used to lead,” he wrote.

The 52-year-old is a member of a growing cast of media characters, who after completing their government service as informants, have balked at vanishing into America’s heartland with new identities. Instead, they are sticking close — some would say dangerously close — to their stomping grounds and stoking high profiles on social media, personal websites and reality TV shows.

Former NYPD Police Commissioner Howard Safir, who created the witness protection program when he was a top official of the U.S. Marshals Service, said they’re foolhardy if they think they’re getting a pass on the death sentence for violating the mob’s code of silence.

Alite plugging his book “Gotti’s Rules” on Twitter.

“Organized crime is very patient, even if it means it’s going to be years down the road for there to be retribution,” Safir warned.

The old school wiseguys must be spinning in their graves and mausoleums at the audacious behavior of these traitors hiding in plain sight.

Take Frank "Frankie Steel" Pontillo, a 375-pound Colombo associate who was best known for accusing the FBI of traumatizing his little poodle with a concussion grenade before it was learned that the fatso from Staten Island was an informant for federal drug agents.

Pontillo, 44, recently surfaced on an episode of CNBC’s “American Vice” calling himself “Frank Steele” and boldly proclaimed, “I’m a bookmaker and I take sports action . . . It’s hard to get a job on Wall Street. They won’t hire me.”

Frank Pontillo, 44, recently surfaced on an episode of CNBC’s “American Vice” calling himself “Frank Steele” and boldly proclaimed, “I’m a bookmaker and I take sports action . . . It’s hard to get a job on Wall Street. They won’t hire me.”

Defense lawyer George Farkas convinced a federal judge in 2011 to sentence Pontillo to six months of house arrest for buying stolen property — arguing that his client was going into plumbing. Farkas had no idea that Pontillo was a snitch at the time, and he was floored by the mobster’s role on the cable TV show.

“I’ve been practicing law for 45 years and developed a reputation for having an answer to anything, but I haven’t the faintest idea why Frank would do this. It boggles my mind,” Farkas said.

Even the sons of legendary Mafia figures are getting into the act.

Billy Cutolo Jr., the son of slain Colombo capo William "Wild Bill" Cutolo, is Facebook friends with Alite. Cutolo Jr., now a self-proclaimed motivational speaker who has appeared on Mafia documentaries, wore a wire for the feds to nail the high-ranking Colombo mobsters who ordered his father’s death.

Former NYPD Police Commissioner Howard Safir, who created the witness protection program when he was a top official of the U.S. Marshals Service, said they’re foolhardy if they think they’re getting a pass on the death sentence for violating the mob’s code of silence.

Michael Franzese, 63, the handsome ex-Colombo capo, didn’t testify against anyone but he cooperated with the feds years ago before he turned to the ministry, motivational speaking, and TV appearances. He’s currently plugging an upcoming show called “An Evening With The Godfather” while his 98-year-old father, John "Sonny" Franzese, is in the home stretch of a prison bid for racketeering.

“I just hate to be in a category with all the guys who cooperated, informed, went into the program and testified,” Michael Franzese said. “My situation was different. I did what I did in an effort not to inform or testify.”

Lewis Kasman, 58, the so-called “adopted son” of the late Gambino boss John Gotti, was a high-echelon informant for the feds from 1997 to 2010. He’s living in southern Florida and has convinced himself that the Sicilian-run Gambino family today has moved on.

“I think the current leadership wants to forget about me along with the Gottis,” Kasman said.

Lewis Kasman (pictured), 58, the so-called “adopted son” of the late Gambino boss John Gotti, was a high-echelon informant for the feds from 1997 to 2010. He’s living in southern Florida and has convinced himself that the Sicilian-run Gambino family today has moved on.

For now, ex-Bonanno capo Dominick Cicale, 47, who recently co-wrote an e-book about his mob life before ratting, has taken down his Facebook and Twitter feeds, which once featured a photo of him with an unsuspecting Florida Gov. Rick Scott at a fund-raiser.

Not far away in Miami Beach, Chris Paciello, 43, is running nightclubs and a high-end gym after serving only seven years for a brutal home invasion murder as a reward for testifying against a top Colombo boss and helping to put away scores of other goons.

“Organized crime has become a pathetic joke,” said lawyer Barry Levin, who defended mobsters who were put away by Paciello and Cicale. “They’re just little groups of hoodlums and there’s no loyalty anymore.”

“Killing an informant would only bring more heat on the mob than the informant ever could by himself,” Levin added.


Grandson of murdered Genovese boss is a weed kingpin

The godfather of ganja comes from a legendary Mafia family
During Prohibition, it was booze. Then gambling, racketeering and cocaine. But today, the New York mob makes big money from an unlikely product — marijuana. And the godfather of ganja is from one of the storied names in Mafia lore: Eboli.

Silvio Eboli, 44, is the grandson of Tommy Eboli, who ruled the Genovese crime family from 1969-72, and grandnephew of Patsy Eboli, a Genovese capo and head of the what the family called the Greenwich Village Crew.

Tommy Eboli was killed, his family believes by Vincent “The Chin” Gigante, a k a the “Oddfather,” who replaced him as boss of the Genovese. Patsy, the family tells me, figured he was next, so he fled to Lagos, Nigeria, then made his way over land and by boat to Sicily, where he lived in exile.

But the Ebolis were already part of the pop-culture mafia before their fall. Actor Al Lettieri — whose sister, Jean, married Patsy — played Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo in “The Godfather.”

Lettieri had to ask Tommy Eboli for permission to take the role, and during filming, the cast and crew came over to Patsy’s house in Fort Lee, NJ, for dinner. Legend has it Al Pacino leaned over into the crib of infant Silvio and kissed the ring finger of the “little Don” as a joke.

Patsy Eboli, Tommy’s brother was a capo.

It was a bit of foreshadowing. In 2013, during the Feast of San Gennaro, Silvio took over what was left of the Eboli crime family — forging his own enterprise outside the Genovese.
Silvio Eboli has been steadily building his marijuana-delivery empire since the 1980s. He started at the bottom, “muling” bud in from Jamaica strapped to his legs. When Rudy Giuliani cracked down on street dealing in the mid- 1990s, the rise of the marijuana home-delivery market began.

Silvio rode a bike throughout Manhattan delivering bud to customers earning $250 a day. One day Silvio met Chris Farley at a party and he introduced Silvio to others in the “Saturday Night Cast” cast, all of whom became clients of Silvio. Some of them, even the ones who branched out into big film stars, still remain in contact with Silvio and buy weed from him regularly.

Besides celebrities, Silvio delivers regularly to many professional athletes in the tri-state area. Silvio personally handles all his “star” clients orders and over time has developed deep friendships with many of them.

Silvio has recently launched a new business venture where the rich and famous he knows that have either moved out of New York or drop in for business can purchase a whole weekend or two-three day package deal that includes hotel rooms, escort girls, the type of drugs they want and invites to VIP parties. Pictures of escort girls are neatly arranged in a binder for clients to look over and select women like they would a meal off a menu.

Silvio personally picks the client up at the airport in a limousine, gets them to the hotel, hands them the drugs they requested, picks them up to hit a nightclub or a party and introduces the girls to the clients.

He is really proud of what he has created and looks at himself as successful business man or a CEO, despite the blatant illegality of it all.

How much money he makes is a mystery, but he has several storage closets in Westchester filled with locked trunks of cash.

But Silvio says the best way for a mobster to wash his dirty money is to spend it, which he certainly does a lot of. When we go out to eat, sometimes he orders several dinners at once, eating just a little off each plate. Why? Silvio doesn’t like to make choices. He wants it all.

Why tell me all of it? I have come to conclusion that Silvio Eboli is blinded by pure narcissism. He wants people to know his position in the mob, to know how powerful he is — that’s why he let me follow him around as a reporter (though his brazenness does have limits — he refuses to be photographed). His personal life is the “live today, die tomorrow” mentally, the daily revolving door of escort girls and heavy drug use.

Silvio Eboli has made Eboli a name again in crime; but for how long?

Toby Rogers is the author of “The Ganja Godfather: The Untold Story of NYC’s Weed Kingpin” (Trine Day), out now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Brothers of Colombo gangster surrender their passports

The Cerbone triplets, John (right), charged with drug-trafficking and who feds say tried to pass himself off as identical twin Joseph (center), and Anthony.

A set of triplets and another brother were ordered to surrender their passports to ensure their brother — a reputed Colombo gangster arrested on drug charges — doesn't try to flee the country posing as one of his siblings.

John Cerbone, 43, has already tried to pull the impersonation act once before, Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes said Tuesday in Brooklyn Federal Court.

When Cerbone was handed a subpoena by federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents more than a year ago, he falsely claimed that he was Joseph Cerbone, his brother, according to the prosecutor.

“He bragged about it to a confidential informant who was secretly recording him,” Geddes said.

On Monday, Cerbone was arrested and carrying a driver's license in the name of Joseph Cerbone.

Geddes said that in light of John’s past use of his brother’s identity and their strong resemblance, the government is concerned he could get on a plane and go on the lam posing as Joseph or Anthony, the third member of the Cerbone threesome.

Brooklyn Magistrate Marilyn Go agreed and not only ordered the triplets to surrender their passports, but a fourth brother, Andre, as well, who strongly resembles the trio.

“I’ll give them my f------ passport, I don’t care, I look like him too,” Andre Cerbone said outside the courtroom.

John Cerbone, an alleged member of Colombo capo Joseph Amato’s crew, is indicted on charges of distributing cocaine, oxycodone, and amphetamines.

He is also charged with using his plumbing business to launder the proceeds of illicit drug proceeds.

John Cerbone was allegedly planning to make a $68,000 purchase of cocaine on the day he was arrested, Geddes said.

The judge approved Cerbone's release on $500,000 bail pending the signing of the bond by all the suretors.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Notorious New England mobster dead at 75

Gerard T. Ouimette, a notorious mobster who terrorized New England for more than two decades, died Saturday night at a medium-security federal prison in Butner, North Carolina.
Ouimette, 75, had heart and other health problems at the prison where he spent the past 19 years. Kevin Ouimette Lynch said his uncle was diagnosed with lung cancer about 10 days ago and died in his sleep.
Lynch said that Ouimette spent 46 years locked up in the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston and some of the toughest federal prisons in the nation, including the Lewisburg Penitentiary in Pennsylvania and Marion, a super-maximum prison in Illinois.
On April 16, 1979, the FBI produced a document about Ouimette and his known background as the leader of a non-Italian faction of organized crime figures:
"Subject OUIMETTE controls a large group of criminals known as the OUIMETTE faction, whose criminal activities include gambling, loansharking, extortion and property violations such as major hijackings, robberies and burglaries. Although not Italian, OUIMETTE enjoys the same stature as lieutenants under RAYMOND L.S. PATRIARCA, who controls organized crime (OC) in the Boston and New England area."
The document also said that the federal authorities suspected that Ouimette was responsible "for seven or eight gangland-style murders." Despite the FBI document, Ouimette was never convicted of murder, although his name regularly popped up as a prime suspect in gangland slayings in Rhode Island and across the Northeast.
In 1996, Ouimette became the first convicted felon in New England to get sentenced to life in federal prison without parole under the "three strikes" federal statute. At the time, he was just the fourth federal prisoner in the nation to receive the maximum punishment.
In Rhode Island, Ouimette ran the North State Wing of the ACI's maximum security prison in the 1970s, state police said then.
On Aug. 16, 1977, Charles "The Ghost" Kennedy and Tony Fiore, another member of Ouimette's gang who hijacked trucks and participated in major heists and armored car robberies, were driving to Boston.
Kennedy said they were listening to the radio and the big news of the day was that Elvis Presley had died in Memphis. A secondary report, Kennedy said, was that there was an active warrant for his arrest for smuggling liquor into the ACI. They spent several days hanging out on Cape Cod, he said.
Kennedy said the 46-ounce cans were filled with J&B Scotch and 151-proof rum, but they were leaking as they arrived at the state prison. He returned home to his apartment and surrendered to state police detectives.
Once a week, Kennedy said he would stop by maximum security with $500 to $600 worth of booze, marijuana, canned hams, cold cuts, cheese and Italian bread for Ouimette and his gang. The corrections officers asked no questions, Kennedy said, as he walked past the guard desk with the boxes. Kennedy said the guards delivered the food to the mobster's cell on the first floor.
Ouimette and his crew had lobster dinners catered to them at the ACI, according to state police. One time, William Kunstler, the renowned civil rights lawyer from New York, joined them for a feast.
A photo of the dinner published in The Providence Journal had this note: "This extraordinary photograph of a lavish mob dinner inside the maximum security unit of the Adult Correctional Institutions was taken sometime in the 1970s. It's unclear who shot the photo, how the food was brought inside the prison, or why radical civil rights lawyer William Kunstler was allowed to travel unescorted inside the prison."
Ouimette also had a close relationship with the late John Gotti, who rose to become boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti used to visit Ouimette in the ACI.
Oftentimes, Kennedy said recently, Ouimette and his mob pals would walk to an attorney's meeting room on the second floor of the prison with Styrofoam cups and get drunk on the smuggled booze. Others living on the cellblock were Ouimette's brother, Johnny Ouimette; Chuckie Flynn, a mobster from Lowell, Mass.; and convicted killers Ronnie Sweet and Maurice "Pro" Lerner, who was once a major league baseball prospect from Massachusetts.
Another time, Ouimette had his 5-year-old son smuggled into the prison for a sleepover, state police said.
Around 1980, Kennedy said he had a falling out with Ouimette. The mobster put together a hit squad to kill him, Kennedy said.
"'You want to be your own [expletive] guy," Ouimette said, according to Kennedy. "'Let's see how long you last.'"
Brian Andrews, a Rhode Island State police detective assigned to the Intelligence Unit that investigated organized crime, warned Kennedy that Ouimette was upset with him. "They are going to get you," he said.
Andrews said he pulled Kennedy over one day and photographed his left hand. He was wearing three gold rings, including one with diamonds. The jewelry was worth about $20,000.
Andrews was blunt with Kennedy.
"When you're dead, we can identify you quickly," he said. "They're going to kill you."
Around that same time, Vincent Vespia, a state police detective, said that Ouimette had a contract out to kill him.
Kennedy and Vespia were not harmed.
During the 1996 trial on extortion charges that sent him away for life, Ouimette was an intimidating presence in federal court. Several strippers from the Satin Doll strip club in Providence were called to testify about threats he made to David Duxbury, a mob associate, and others in the club.
Ouimette rose from his chair during the testimony. The strippers were so fearful that they started sobbing and refused to look at the mobster.
Ouimette, a career criminal who refused to cooperate with the police, had been fighting his last conviction in an effort to get out of prison. Lynch said his uncle's body will be returned to Rhode Island for a funeral and burial.


Famous NBA referee hid past as undercover FBI informant against the mob

From blowing a whistle against the likes of Michael Jordan to blowing the whistle on the mob, Bob Delaney has had an adventurous life and career.
He was a hotshot high school basketball player from Paterson, N.J. who went on to go undercover with the FBI to infiltrate the mob in the 70s.
This former New Jersey state trooper’s life changed dramatically when he joined an FBI sting operation in 1975.
Delaney went undercover for three years, all with the intention of gathering intelligence to eradicate the mob. His undercover operation was called Project Alpha.
The object was to breakup illegal operations and cuff those behind them. Using the front of a made-up trucking business called “Alamo Transportation”, Delaney teamed up with John DiGilio, a made man from the Genovese crime family.  He also infiltrated the Colombo family.
He dealt with life-and-death situations. He never carried a gun, but instead wore a wire which would be instrumental in putting over 30 crime-family members behind bars.
Delaney’s return to normal life was not easy.  He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.  As a result, he was put in contact with another former undercover agent, Joe Pistone, whose life was later made into the 1997 movie “Donnie Brasco”.
In the early 80s, Delaney became a detective and eventually an NBA referee for 24 years.  At first he was concerned about retaliation from the guys he put in prison, but says after much thought he was not going to let his past dictate how he would live the rest of his life.
He says he has received death threats from some of the guys he put in jail.   However there are currently safety precautions in place for his protection. Delaney is now the vice president of NBA referee operations and helps the younger officials coping with their stresses on and off the court.


FBI says cocaine trafficking ring was run out of Queens pizzeria

Queens pizza joint was front for mob-linked cocaine ring: FBI
By night, the Calabrian immigrant family served up piping-hot pizza. After hours, Italian and US authorities say, the restaurant in the New York borough of Queens was busy filling other orders — allegedly running a cocaine trafficking ring that spanned three continents.

The ring’s modus operandi involved suitcases of cash sent by courier to Costa Rica and drug shipments through Pennsylvania and Delaware destined for Spain, Holland and Italy, according to a joint FBI and Italian probe made public at a news conference Thursday in Rome at the headquarters of Italy’s national anti-Mafia prosecutor.

The Cucino a Modo Mio (I Cook It My Way) restaurant was a popular local haunt with a secret weapons cache, officials say. Inside a safe, investigators found six pistols, a rifle, ammunition, brass knuckles, other weapons and $100,000 in bills.

The operation points to what investigators say is an increasingly deep-rooted US stronghold for the ‘Ndrangheta, the southern Italian crime syndicate that has taken advantage of the Sicilian Mafia’s disarray and is consolidating ties with New York’s traditional Cosa Nostra crime clans.

At least 13 people were arrested in pre-dawn raids in Calabria, the region in southern Italy that is the power base of the ‘Ndrangheta, which authorities say is focused on consolidating its influence and operations in the United States. They were held on investigation of suspicion of drug trafficking, Italian prosecutors said.

Three Calabrians, identified by Italian and US authorities as Gregorio Gigliotti, his wife, Eleanora, and son Angelo, were arrested in New York two months ago. All were members of the family that ran the pizzeria in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, authorities said.

Angelo Gigliotti’s lawyer, Gerald McMahon, said the case against his client is weak. His client pleaded innocent following his arrest March 11 and is being held without bail.

There was no immediate response to messages left Thursday for the lawyers of the two other defendants in New York.

Cucino a Modo Mio was the command center for an international trafficking operation, said Andrea Grassi, who is in charge of the Rome unit of an Italian state police special operations division known as SCO. Italian authorities said they seized 123 pounds of cocaine in the Netherlands and Spain in an investigation earlier in 2014 that was a run-up to this probe.

“In the evening, the family ran a good pizzeria,” Grassi said. “In other hours they were running” the drug trade.

The cocaine, in small packets, was hidden in boxes of shipments of yucca and loaded onto cargo ships setting sail from Costa Rica, Italian police said. The Italian investigators estimated the seized cocaine had a wholesale value of a half-million dollars and would have yielded at least 10 times that when sold on the streets.

The probe is continuing, and investigators said they couldn’t say now how much money the ring made off the cocaine business.

Police said operatives bought the cocaine in Costa Rica with cash sent in specially constructed suitcases. The cocaine was warehoused in Wilmington, Delaware, and Chester, Pennsylvania, until it could be shipped, using a produce company as a cover, to Northern Europe and Italy, investigators said.

Some 132 pounds of cocaine was seized in those two US cities’ ports in late 2014, Italian prosecutors said.

The ‘Ndrangheta has long been known to keep operatives in Australia and Canada. But this probe, code-named Operation Columbus, convinced investigators that the syndicate has increasingly moved its bosses and foot soldiers to the United States, said Renato Cortese, the SCO police director.

“Because of its blood ties, the ‘Ndrangheta is a terrible organization,” Cortese said. He was referring to the syndicate’s ironclad rule of relying on members who have either family or marriage ties. Family pressures discourage turncoats, a small army of whom helped weaken Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, which largely chose its mobsters based on skills and not blood ties.

Longtime Calabria-based anti-Mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri said the ‘Ndrangheta has for some time been beefing up its presence in the United States: “In New York, right under the Brooklyn Bridge.”


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Man busted for 2013 murder of infamous mob hitman in the Bronx

A man who gunned down a notorious mob hitman was arrested Tuesday, cops said.

Terrence Caldwell, 57, of Manhattan shot mob associate Michael Meldish, 62, in the head during an execution style attack in Throggs Neck on Nov. 15, 2013, police said. .

“It should have happened a long time ago,” Joseph Coffey, the former commanding officer of the NYPD’s organized crime homicide task force, told the News in 2013 after Meldish was killed.

Meldish was a leader of the Purple Gang, which ran the drug trade in the Bronx and Harlem in the 1970s and ’80s.

The former hitman was likely a marked man in several criminal circles, but a motive in his killing was not immediately clear, police sources said.

His brother and longtime partner in crime, Joseph Meldish, serving a 25 years to life sentence in a prison upstate for a 1999 slaying, is believed to be responsible for as many as 70 contract killings.

Caldwell was arrested on Tuesday, but refused to dish on why he killed Meldish—who was never prosecuted for any of the ten contract killings he was believed to have committed. He was awaiting arraignment late Tuesday.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Turncoat Gambino gangster accuses Gotti family of cyberbullying

Ex-mobster: Gotti family ordered cyber ‘hit’ on me
He’s no Facebook friend of ours.
Instead of using brickbats or Berettas, relatives of notorious Mafia boss John Gotti are delivering a beatdown to a former Gambino enforcer the 21st-century way — on the Internet.
“U go to war with one of us u go to war Witt [sic] all of us simple as that,” declared John “Junior” Gotti’s son John Gotti Jr. on Twitter March 25.
The tweet is just one example of an escalating and bizarre online barrage — which includes phony Twitter accounts, altered Wikipedia pages and doctored YouTube videos — targeting John Alite, who says the Gottis have relentlessly bullied him online ever since he was featured in a book titled “Gotti’s Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia,” which came out Jan. 27.
“They are blatantly attacking me on every front,” says reformed tough guy Alite, 52, who spent 14 years in prison on charges and convictions that included six murders and at least 37 shootings.
In the book and in subsequent interviews, Alite paints John “Junior” Gotti — who inherited the role of Gambino boss when his father, “Teflon Don” John Gotti, was sent to the slammer in 1992 — as an insecure leader reluctant to get his hands dirty and quick to blame others if things got messy.

Junior says he quit the mob in 1999, but Alite contends it’s the former Gambino boss who ordered the cyber-hit.
Dummy accounts such as “@JohnAliteLies” and “@JohnAlettoRatted” have sprung up on Twitter to mock him.
“SOME PPL FIGHT ISIS SOME PPL FIGHT RATS,” @JohnAliteLies tweeted March 28.
“Guy’s walking around like a celebrity and really believes it. Proudest rat Facebook’s ever seen,” the account sniped on April 9.
On YouTube, videos purporting to be from John Alite alter the title of “Gotti’s Rules” to read, “A Story About John Alite and his Lies.” Another video also shows a picture of Alite with red tape over his mouth, with a caption, “FBI Gave Him $55,000 to Fix his Teeth to Look Presentable to the Jury.”
Alite, a free man since 2012, is now a motivational speaker who tackles topics such as bullying and domestic violence.
He says he has received prank phone calls and insulting texts and says his Wikipedia page was altered after the book came out.
“As of 2015, John Alite came out as gay,” reads the alleged Wiki-tweak, which has been removed.
Alite fingered Gotti for the latest sniping.
“He’s been called a ‘baby bully’ since he was a kid,” said Alite. “This is his new tactic of being a cyberbully.”
But Junior Gotti said it’s Alite who is the bully.
“At one time, I admit, I was the wolf. My father was the lion. We’re now the lambs. We’re being preyed on,” he told The Post.
Gotti said he has no doubt his family has lashed out at Alite.
“He accused my ex-brother Carmine of raping two girls. He accused my father of being a swinger. He said I was hanging out with a transvestite,” Gotti said. “So I’m sure my son reacted to it. I am sure my sister, who is fiercely protective of this family, she reacted to it.”
“They shared everything with me, and I’m beside myself with anger. This guy is a demented, sick character. He’s been going on a campaign, looking for a platform. I know his book has been tanking,” he said.
But Gotti said he never orchestrated any attacks.
“I’m not computer literate,” he said.
Gotti said the family cut off Alite in 1991 as a Gambino flag bearer and wants nothing to do with him.
“Believe me, if you were an earner or a capable guy, organized crime doesn’t give you up too easy,” he said.