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Thursday, September 27, 2012

John Gotti's brother arrested for beating a woman

Richard Vito Gotti with his son, Richard Gotti Jr

Maybe chivalry isn’t dead.
The Dapper Don’s brother Richard V. Gotti beat up a woman at his Pennsylvania home — but then took her to a hospital for treatment.
Gotti, 70, a reputed Gambino crime family mobster, was arrested at the hospital on Sept. 2 and charged with simple assault. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance
Officials said that Gotti had hit the unidentified woman in the face, neck and arm, and also choked her at his home in Milford.
Sources said Gotti remains a soldier in the Gambino crime family, which was run at one time by his legendary brother, John.
John Gotti died in federal prison in 2002 while serving a life sentence on murder and racketeering charges.
Richard Gotti was convicted of extortion and money laundering and was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison. He was released in August 2005.
His son, also named Richard, is in federal prison.
Brother Peter Gotti, who succeeded John as boss, is serving a 25-year sentence.
Another brother, Gene, is also in federal prison.



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