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Thursday, August 4, 2016

John Gotti's grandson busted on drug charges

The namesake grandson of the late “Teflon Don” John Gotti, was busted in his grandpa’s old house in Queens early Thursday on drug charges, law enforcement sources said.
Gotti and his girlfriend, Ele​a​nor Gabrielli, 27, were ​grabbed up by cops in his Howard Beach home. Gotti is facing charges tied to peddling Oxycodone and other controlled pharmaceuticals in Howard Beach and Ozone Park over the past year, according to a source.
The takedown was called “Operation Beach Party,” NYPD Chief Robert Boyce said.
​​The duo were taken to the 113th Precinct station house.​ ​
Searches of Gotti and his associates’ homes and cars have so far netted about $240,000 in cash, upwards of 850 Oxycodone and Xanax pills, and prescription pads.
The money and drugs discovered in the gangster-scion’s house were hidden in a small safe, next to Gotti’s bedroom, Boyce said.
The tatted-up 23-year-old’s Rebel Ink Tatoo Parlor in Ozone Park was also raided.
The couple and five other defendants have been variously charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy and money-laundering.
Gotti, of Howard Beach, is believed to have been the mastermind behind the operation, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office–selling Oxy for around $24 a pill.
The mafioso spawn was most recently arrested on June 30, when cops pulled his car over in Queens and discovered a Gucci bag containing over 200 Oxycodone pills, a bottle of testosterone, marijuana, and a cache of Xanax and Methadone pills, according to authorities.
Police also discovered a gravity knife, a pill grinder, and nearly $8,000 cash on his person.
It remained unclear whether the steroids were for sale or personal use.
If convicted, the mobster’s grandson faces up to 25 years to life in prison.
Gotti’s been arrested before on various offenses dealing with marijuana and painkillers.
Gotti’s famous granddad of the same name led the Gambino crime family and skated from federal authorities for decades, earning his rap-beating moniker.
The Dapper Don was finally convicted of racketeering and murder in 1992 and died in prison in 2002 at age 61.



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