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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Feds say NO FIFTH TRIAL for Junior Gotti!

The "Teflon" must be genetic.
Federal prosecutors said late yesterday that they won't retry John "Junior" Gotti on racketeering charges that resulted in four hung juries over the past five years.
Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said the decision was made in "light of the circumstances," and an order ending Gotti's case was approved by the judge in his latest trial.
Gotti celebrated later at his Oyster Bay, LI, home with his family.
"I feel great -- I feel relieved," he told The Post.
The order doesn't prevent the feds from seeking a new indictment against the Gambino crime-family scion -- who claims he quit the mob in 1999 -- and prosecutors had made a similar announcement after Gotti's third hung jury in 2006.
'JUNIOR' GOTTI "I feel great."
But Gotti lawyer Charles Carnesi put the chances of another prosecution at "slim and none.
"To have a fifth trial would be ridiculous and a waste of taxpayer money.
"This is the second time that this [US Attorney's] office has determined that it's not in the interest of justice to have another trial," Carnesi said.
Gotti -- whose notorious mob-boss father, John J. Gotti, was known as the "Teflon Don" until a 1992 conviction sent him to die behind bars -- spent more than a year in the slammer waiting for his latest trial, but was sprung on $2 million bond after the jury deadlocked Dec. 1 after 11 days of deliberations.



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