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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Judge denies bail for John Gotti's grandson

John Gotti was charged with running a lucrative oxycodone drug ring.
A Queens judge said fuhggedaboutit to John Gotti's grandson's latest bail request.

The mob prince, also named John Gotti, was charged with running a lucrative oxycodone drug ring and is being held in solitary confinement — something “cruel” and akin to “punishment,” defense lawyer Gerard Marrone argued Wednesday in Queens Criminal Court.

“We are dealing with an individual with psychological issues," Marrone said. “He’s had a very, very serious addiction issue for years.”

Peter Gotti leaves Queens Criminal Court — where he attended his son’s bail hearing — on Wednesday.

Correction Department officials are apparently concerned about the notoriety surrounding Gotti's mob lineage, according to Marrone.

The defendant's father is Peter Gotti, who is a son of the late Gambino crime boss John Gotti.

Gotti, 23, was arrested Aug. 4 by NYPD detectives at his grandfather's home in Howard Beach, the first time any members of law enforcement had ever raided the iconic gangster's residence.

Marrone said his client's family could put together a $2 million bail package secured by property. It is unlikely the Howard Beach home would be posted for bail though.

But Judge Dorothy Chin Brandt didn't allow the issue to proceed to the point of discussing who would be coming forward to vouch for Gotti if he is sprung on bail.

Peter Gotti (l.) and others leave Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday.

The judge agreed with prosecutor Leslie McCarron's view that the circumstance that got Gotti remanded — he faces at least 10 years in prison if convicted of the top felony count — has not changed.

Gotti's father, mother, and maternal grandfather attended the court hearing.

Marrone told the Daily News that his client has not had any problem with other prisoners since his arrest and prefers to be held in general population.



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