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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Feds pick up John Gotti's jailed grandson and Bonanno captain on arson charges

At left, John J. Gotti, grandson of the
Federal authorities in Brooklyn busted the ​jailed ​namesake grandson of the late Dapper Don John Gotti along with ​a reputed Bonnano ​wiseguy who was acquitted in 2015 over the infamous Lufthansa heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.”

Gotti and Vincent Asaro were taken into custody Wednesday along with other purported mobsters, and are expected to be arraigned on charges ​tied to a 2012 arson ​later in the da​​y, authorities said Wednesday.

The arson charges stem from a road rage incident in which Asaro, a Bonanno capo, got so enraged when another motorist cut him off at a traffic light that he chased the other vehicle.

Later, after obtaining the home address of the guy who cut him off, Asaro ordered an unnamed Bonanno associate to set fire to his car. That associate then recruited Gotti and another associate, Matthew “Fat Matt” Rullan, to help him carry out the arson, the feds allege.

In the pre-dawn hours of April 4, 2012, the three drove in Gotti’s Jaguar to a service station, where they filled a container with gasoline, went to the home of the guy who had cut off Asaro and doused his car with gasoline, the feds said, noting that Rullan set it ablaze.

The fire caught the attention of an NYPD officer in an unmarked car who chased the Jaguar from the scene. The high-speed chase tore through the streets of Queens until the cop gave up for safety reasons “due to Gotti’s reckless driving,” the feds said.

The next day, the unnamed goon told Asaro about the arson, and the mob boss drove to the auto body shop where the burned vehicle had been towed to confirm that his order had been carried out, authorities said.

Two weeks after the Asaro-ordered revenge arson, Gotti, Rullan and another associate, Michael Guidici, 22, robbed the Maspeth Federal Savings and Loan, according to the feds.

In the April 18, 2012, heist, Guidici allegedly entered the bank at 5:45 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money and stating, among other things, “I HAVE A BOMB[.]” The teller placed $5,491 on the counter, which Guidici took, the feds allege.

Guidici then joined Gotti and Rullan, who were waiting outside the bank in a car, and they fled the scene together, the feds say.

Bonanno associate Christopher “Bald Chris” Boothby and Matthew “Mack” Hattley are also accused of stealing $50,000 in cash and hundreds of thousands in jewelry during a March 2014 home invasion in Queens.

Hattley and associate Darren Elliot, 30, additionally are charged with robbing a Long Island jewelry store at gunpoint in 2011, making off with around $250,000 in gems.

Gotti, 23, currently is serving eight years behind bars after ​pleading guilty to ​state drug-​dealing ​charges in ​Queens last month.

In 2015, a Brooklyn jury found 82-year-old Asaro not guilty of charges he orchestrated the Lufthansa robbery with James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke. A turncoat mob associate testified that Asaro and Burke killed a suspected informant with a dog chain. The defense argued Asaro was framed.

Five other men were rounded up and with the pair charged with arson, bank robbery, robberies of goods across state lines and firearms offenses in connection with the Bonanno organized crime family, the feds said.

“The defendants are charged with committing an assortment of violent crimes — arson to exact punishment for a perceived slight and robberies to unjustly enrich themselves,” said Acting US Attorney Bridget Rhode. The feds worked with the Queens DA’s office, the NYPD and Nassau County police in making the arrests, she said.



  1. like I said washed up.....

  2. The new website look is great!!

  3. They are really looking more and more like a street gang these days.

    1. I did hear young gotti was with the bonanno family

    2. Gotti name is done with gambinos

  4. anyone find it odd he with with the Bonnanos???

  5. I miss the 80s this technology destroyed everything. The things we use to do could never happen these days. Vinny we love u man remember the roasted chicken days at Belmont.

  6. Little Gotti why break your grandmothers heart like this. Good luck kid doing 8 years in state with another case hanging over ur head. Ur name Gotti makes u a prime target for law enforcement

  7. Not all mob guys are resembling a street gang, but a bank robbery where a bomb is mentioned, and they each get less than 2,000 a piece! This is stupidity! The poor decision making has to be relating to drug usage. Gotti was a walking science experiment, he had so many drugs in his system.

  8. good luck with that state time johnny. your white ass is gonna belong to the
    black gorilla family now!!

  9. He's in PC for sure

  10. Kids a box of rocks, I met him at his tattoo shop, he was talking about crimes I said to myself don't talk this place is 100% bugged which I think at the time it was. His last name is the only thing that resembles his grandpa, the kids a fucking two bit idiot. I don't think he's with any family, he's just a young thug, but if he would be, well if a family would be dumb enough to have him as a associate it woujd be the Gambinos.

    1. Lucky must be turn in his grave yes these guys don't realize no more fbi sitting in a broken down van across the street to try to listen to bugs these days they could hear u and they could be sitting China your phone is a bug ur tv is a bug