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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Turncoat Gambino underboss Sammy the Bull in talks for TV show upon release from prison this year

Sammy "The Bull'' Gravano at a hearing of the Senate Permanent Investigations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in 1993.

Confidenti@l is told that notorious mobster Salvatore "Sammy The Bull" Gravano is in talks with production companies about making his own TV show when he comes out of jail this year.

The infamous Mafioso - who got a free pass for 19 murders in exchange for ratting on his boss John Gotti - is negotiating with execs with the help of his reality TV star daughter, Karen.

"There are production companies out there that are very interested in producing something on his life story," Karen told us, "They have contacted me and we're in - I don't want to say we're in any kind of deal-making situations yet - but we're into bouncing around a couple of ideas."

"He's very infamous and famous and now I'm famous," Karen - who is currently starring in the sixth and final season of VH1's "Mob Wives," a reality show about the female relatives of Made Men - tells Confidenti@l. "I don't think we're just going to fade off into Nevernever Land and nobody's going to hear from us again."

"Publicly, at this point he can stand up for what he did and be accountable and maybe he could set the record straight on a lot of what happened between him and John Gotti," said Karen.

However, we're told Gravano Sr. won't be following his daughter into the reality TV business.

Sammy “The Bull” Gravano during his sentencing on October 30, 2002 in Phoenix. He was sentenced to 19 years in prison for masterminding an Ecstasy drug ring.

"I think we're open for discussion on a lot of things, but no," said Karen, "he doesn't want to make a mockery of himself and go out every day and be followed and fight and argue. That's not who he is."

"There are a couple of ideas that have been thrown out to him that I really can't speak of that have been thrown out to him," she added, "Possibly even doing a television series about his life that I would be producing."

While a lieutenant in the Gambino crime family in the 1990s, Salvatore cooperated with the government to bring down Gotti, the family boss. Though dodged jail for the murders he committed while working for Gotti, he was jailed in 2002 for his part in an Ecstasy-dealing ring in Arizona in 2002.

Gotti's daughter, Victoria, and grandchildren Frank, Carmine and John, famously starred in the reality show "Growing Up Gotti."



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