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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

John Gotti's grandson gets 8 years in prison in plea deal over drug charges

John Gotti’s grandson, also named John, took a plea deal that landed him eight years behind bars.
The namesake grandson of legendary mob boss John Gotti took a drug case plea deal Wednesday that came with a stiff eight-year prison sentence.

John Gotti, 23, entered his guilty plea to three charges in connection with “Operation Beach Party,” an investigation targeting the Dapper Don’s grandson and his Queens drug operation.

Gotti entered the plea at Queens Supreme Court in return for the prison stretch plus five years of supervised release. He also agreed to forfeit $259,996 in seized drug money.

The sentencing was set for March 2.

Gotti pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and conspiracy in a courtroom packed with family members.

Gotti entered the courtroom at 12:46 p.m., handcuffed and wearing a orange prison uniform. He sported a nearly-trimmed beard and wore glasses.

The defendant smiled at his grim-faced relatives while his mom wept in her seat. His dad Peter Gotti wiped away tears as he stared straight ahead at his son.

Young Gotti was busted twice last year on drug charges. The first, in July, came during a traffic stop where Gotti was busted for possession of Oxycodone, methadone and other drugs.

The second, a month later, came inside the same Howard Beach home where the Gambino crime family boss lived during his hey-day. Cops found 500 Oxycodone tablets and $40,000 in cash inside the house.

John’s infamous grandfather died in prison 15 years ago after his conviction for racketeering. He was 61 years old.

The Gotti grandson admitted in a jailhouse interview with the Daily News that his involvement in drug dealing was a less than shining moment.

“I was young, stupid and dumb,” Gotti told The News.

Prosecutors charged Gotti and a crew of dope dealers peddled Oxycodone pills on the streets of Howard Beach and Ozone Park for $23 to $24 a pop.

In a cruel twist, young John Gotti was — much like his grandfather — brought down by a hidden listening device. The grandson’s bug was installed inside his Infiniti sedan, while the Teflon Don’s was placed in a Little Italy apartment about his Ravenite Social Club.



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