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John Gotti's grandson is busted for running illegal scrap yard in Queens


EXCLUSIVE: 'Growing Up Gotti' grandson accused of running illegal scrap yard in Queens
One of John Gotti’s grandsons has been busted, accused of running an illegal auto scrapyard in Queens, the Daily News has learned.
Carmine Gotti Agnello Jr., 32, was released without bail Wednesday night after he was arraigned on vehicle-dismantling and falsifying business records charges.
Agnello’s business, LSM Auto Parts & Recycling, on Liberty Ave., in Richmond Hill, did not have a license to crush cars, authorities said.
A records check in May revealed that the shop crushed about 400 vehicles between Feb. 14 and April 5, according to court documents
The state Department of Motor Vehicles later said LSM doesn’t have a license to crush cars — nor is it registered as a vehicle repair shop.
Agnello tried to register the business in early June, then withdrew his application, the documents said.
Victoria Gotti, Frank Gotti Agnello, John Gotti Agnello and Carmine Gotti Agnello Jr. attend Frank Gotti's 21st birthday celebration in New York in 2011.
Victoria Gotti, Frank Gotti Agnello, John Gotti Agnello and Carmine Gotti Agnello Jr. attend Frank Gotti's 21st birthday celebration in New York in 2011.
When he was arrested Wednesday Agnello “admitted knowing that the business was unregistered and that his tow trucks bring in most of the cars which get scrapped,” the documents said.
A law enforcement source said the business has been unregistered since Sept. 2016.
The source also said that the arrest was not part of a larger investigation and that it was triggered when the NYPD first realized the business wasn’t legit.
Agnello’s father, Carmine "The Bull" Agnello Sr., served seven years in federal prison for racketeering and tax evasion — and forfeited $10 million to the government after he was accused of dominating the scrap metal industry in Willets Point by using arson, extortion and threats to intimidate his competitors.
Carmine Sr. married Victoria Gotti, one of the Dapper Don’s two daughters. The couple divorced in 2002 and he moved to Cleveland, where in 2015 he was arrested and accused of stealing cars and illegally using dirt to weigh them down before selling them for scrap.
Last year, he pleaded guilty to gun possession in that case and agreed to pay a $180,000 fine, but avoided jail time.
Carmine Jr. and his two brothers starred more than a decade ago in the reality show, “Growing up Gotti.”
He didn’t respond to a request for comment. His lawyer, Scott Leemon, also had nothing to say.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-gotti-grandson-queens-scrap-metal-20180719-story.html


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