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    NY - Gotti's family puts up $4.5M for bail

    For years, radio talk show host Curtis Sliwa routinely denigrated late mob boss John Gotti and his cohorts as murderers, drug dealers, degenerates. His tone was so strident, prosecutors say, that Gotti's son ordered an attack on the motormouthed founder of the Guardian Angels.

    Make it personal, the younger Gotti allegedly told his gunsels.

    Thirteen years after Sliwa took two bullets in a botched hit, he will finally get face-to-face with John "Junior" Gotti in a courtroom. Sliwa, who's rarely at a loss for words, was expected to testify Monday in Gotti's federal racketeering trial.
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/08/21/gotti.ap/index.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    A radio host known for mouthing off against the Mafia testified Monday about how a 1992 cab ride became a botched and bloody kidnapping that prosecutors say was ordered by John A. "Junior" Gotti.

    Taking the witness stand at Gotti's conspiracy trial in federal court in Manhattan, Curtis Sliwa told jurors that after hailing the cab, a masked gunman hiding in the front passenger seat "popped up like a jack-in-the-box," swore at him and began shooting.

    During cross examination, Gotti's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, sought to portray Sliwa as a con man who repeatedly lied to police and the media in the 1970s and 1980s to promote his Guardian Angels crime-fighting group. The witness conceded that he once concocted a story about personally fighting off a would-be rapist he described as a "6-foot-6 gorilla."

    Sliwa also admitted that he made headlines by falsely claiming that police, annoyed by the Guardian Angels, had kidnapped and threatened him.

    "I did a very stupid thing," he said of the episode.
    http://www.wnbc.com/news/4876809/detail.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    A federal jury deliberating the case of John A. "Junior" Gotti indicated Monday that it was deadlocked on a racketeering charge against the son of the late mob boss.

    Jurors, at the urging of the judge, were to resume deliberating Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan.

    In a note to U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin on the seventh day of deliberations, jurors asked what they should do if they were deadlocked over the question of Gotti's so-called withdrawal defense.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1140884
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    The judge in the John A. "Junior" Gotti racketeering case declared a mistrial on the most serious charges Tuesday and said she was likely to grant bail to the jailed scion of the Gambino organized crime family.

    After eight days of deliberations, jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked on all but one count. They acquitted Gotti, 41, of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. That verdict will stand if there is a retrial.

    http://www.courttv.com/trials/news/0...strial_ap.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Gotti's family puts up $4.5M for bail

    http://www.newsday.com/news/yahoo/ny...saol-headlines

    Gotti's family puts up $4.5M for bail





    BY PATRICIA HURTADO
    STAFF WRITER

    September 24, 2005


    What's the price of freedom?

    John "Junior" Gotti on Friday offered up four properties worth about $4.5 million, including his sister's white mansion featured in the reality TV show "Growing Up Gotti," to secure his release on bail.

    Gotti, 41, was on trial on racketeering, extortion, conspiracy and other charges stemming from having allegedly headed the Gambino crime family after his father was imprisoned in 1992. His lawyers argued he had "withdrawn" from the mob and retired from a life of crime.
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    I'd love to see him take off and they all loose their property.

    And as for his sister - why on earth A&E insists on showing her show is beyond me. Why highlight this family with a tv show? The kids have tattoos of their infamous grandfather on their bodies. He was a killer for cryin' out loud! Nothing but a family of ****s....

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    Glamourizing a Crime Family just puzzles me. I have never watched the Gotti show on A & E. Its definitly one of those things I just dont get.
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    Me neither. And I've voiced my opinion to A&E numerous times. I don't watch the show either. I find it disgusting and in very poor taste.

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    OH I have watched the show and its like watching a train wreck.
    Its like the Beverly Hill Billy's in a Long Island Mansion.
    Absolutely No class what so ever.

    They must be the most unruly spoiled teenagers I have ever seen.
    And Victoria Gotti?? Now there is a chick with issues.
    She comes off as a very unhappy person.

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    Cops doubt Gotti's gone legit
    Few leave 'The Life' while alive, law enforcement officials say

    Monday, September 26, 2005; Posted: 2:29 p.m. EDT (18:29 GMT)

    NEW YORK (AP) -- No pension, no medical benefits, no prescription plan. When you're a mob boss, retirement is more bronze casket than golden parachute.

    Since the 1930s ascension of the Mafia, its leaders have departed "The Life" almost exclusively through their deaths. Albert Anastasia, Carmine Galante and "Big Paul" Castellano were brutally (and memorably) assassinated; Vito Genovese, John Gotti and "Fat Tony" Salerno died in prison.

    A third, more palatable option emerged in recent years: The Witness Protection Program, for those who found relocation to Arizona preferable to interment in Queens.

    But an actual mob retirement, renouncing all illegal ties and income for a shot at the straight life, is a trick rarely turned. So it's no surprise that law enforcement officials remain skeptical about John A. "Junior" Gotti's claim that he did what his father, uncles and brother-in-law could not: quit the Gambino crime family.

    Defense attorneys, arguing the 41-year-old Gotti had left organized crime in the late 1990s, managed to win a hung jury in the recent racketeering case against the mob scion. The mistrial indicated at least one juror was convinced that Gotti had gone legit.

    Others are not as easily swayed.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/09/26/qu....ap/index.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by tybee204
    Glamourizing a Crime Family just puzzles me. I have never watched the Gotti show on A & E. Its definitly one of those things I just dont get.

    We've made the conscience effort to boycott that trash too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tybee204
    Glamourizing a Crime Family just puzzles me. I have never watched the Gotti show on A & E. Its definitly one of those things I just dont get.
    I don't get it either... I've never seen the show nor do I care to.. The previews are bad enough I also don't think the mom, whats her name? is all that attractive either... If I were a man, I wouldn't want to date her..heck, I don't have to be a man, I wouldn't date her being a woman... lol


    This post is my opinion only, and is subject to making me look totally confused

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    I think it is disgusting that A&E broadcasts that show. I don't watch. Didn't the Gotti family get enough fortune from their criminal activities? Does A&E really need to contribute?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules
    I find it disgusting and in very poor taste.
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules
    Me neither. And I've voiced my opinion to A&E numerous times. I don't watch the show either. I find it disgusting and in very poor taste.
    That show is nothing but trash. I used to think A&E was a very credible channel, but after they started airing some of the shows they have now, I've changed my mind.

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