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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Junior Gotti's Pal Found Dead In PA. Prison

A PAL who testified on behalf of John A. (Junior) Gotti was found dead in his prison cell Monday, and his family has gotten no answers about how he died.
The only information the federal penitentiary in Pennsylvania gave Joseph O'Kane's family is that his death wasn't natural.
"It was under investigation, and the prison was on lockdown," said his lawyer, Joseph Corozzo.
An autopsy was performed yesterday, but prison officials would not release the results.
When O'Kane, 44, testified for Junior Gotti in October, he had a broken jaw he said he got during a prison football game.
"He was well-respected in the facility, and I was unaware of any problems with any other inmates or with prison officials," Corozzo said. "That's why this is so shocking."
O'Kane, doing life on a 1999 murder and racketeering conviction, was called to counter the prosecution's star witness, Gotti turncoat John Alite.
He testified that an FBI agent had popped up at his prison and offered him a get-out-of-jail free card if he testified against Gotti.


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