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Friday, October 16, 2009

The Junior Gotti Racketeering Trial

Prosecutors are unlikely to charge Junior Gotti in connection with his alleged outburst last week at former pal John Alite as reported by Bruce Golding for the New York Post:
Gotti, 45, shocked observers last Thursday in Manhattan federal court by launching into a furious tirade against ex-pal John Alite, calling the turncoat mobster a "punk" and a "dog" after Alite, on his way out of the courtroom, turned to Gotti and said: "You got something to say to me?" Last week, a prosecutor told the judge that the entire incident -- which took place just after the jury left for lunch -- was prompted by Gotti mouthing the words "I'll kill you" to Alite. That account came from a marshal with the witness-protection program who was stationed near Alite, prosecutor Elie Honig said. But Judge P. Kevin Castel said today that he had discussed the outburst with the US Marshals and determined that they "did not observe" the threat that Alite said Gotti had made towards him. Alite later told the judge that Gotti "lipped" the threat, saying: "We're gonna kill you."
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