John Gotti Jr. walks after 4th racketeering trial

gotti450Jury was hopelessly deadlock after three weeks of deliberations in Jr. Gotti’s 4th trial in 5 years

Alex A. Alonso (
December 2, 2009

John Gotti Jr. and his father must hold the record for a father-son duo beating the most criminal cases in the history of American jurisprudence. Gotti, Jr. left the court after a jury could not unanimously find him guilty of racketeering, murder and other RICO violations.

Judge Kevin Castel declared a mistrial after the jury had been deliberating for 11 days over 3 weeks including the Thanks Giving weekend. Many of the star witnesses for the prosecution where members of the mafia and had admitted to numerous crimes including drug trafficking and murder. Gotti Jr.’s former friend, John Alite, testified against him, and on the stand testified that he knew Gotti was responsible for eight murders. That riveting testimony was not enough for the government’s case. Some jurors had credibility issues with the witnesses and others believed that the crimes the government alleged Gotti Jr. committed were over very old, including the attempted murder of Guardian Angels founder, Curtis Sliwa, back in June of 1992.

This trial marked Gotti Jr.’s fourth racketeering trial in five years and in total, the father & son duo have beat a total of seven cases. If he was found guilty, he could have been sentence to life in prison. Of the 12 jurors, 6 did not believe that Mr. Gotti quit the mob, 5 did believe him and one remained undecided.

Remember that the government only has to be lucky once, while Jr. Gotti has to be lucky every time. Prosecutors may seek a fifth trial and Junior remains free on $2 million bail.

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3 Comments for “John Gotti Jr. walks after 4th racketeering trial”

  1. glockman

    let him be free, they already ki*led his dad

  2. He need to get those white boys that tried to extort his father, and had him blankaulted while he was locked up!!!!! I don’t care what the government say, the mob is still out there, but I think they are doing things on a different level now!!!!!!!

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