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The Case Profile of John Gotti

John Gotti

Who is John Gotti?

John Gotti was an individual who is considered to be one of the most notorious and prolific conspirators and participants within organized criminal activity within the United States within the 20th century; he is credited as serving as the head, a term commonly referred to as ‘Boss’, of the Gambino Crime Family - the Gambino Family is one of the 5 most recognized criminal families existing within the United States:

As a member of an organized criminal operation deeply rooted in family ties, this criminal operation was structured in conjunction with a ‘familial’ hierarchical system in which its members participated

John Gotti engaged in both outwardly illegal activity, as well as clandestine criminal activity under the guise of legitimate business activity; as a result, he is reported as participating in both mob and mafia activity criminal in nature

John Gotti was given the nickname of ‘The Teflon Don’ as a result of his multiple arraignments of criminal charges taking place within the 1980’s; this title was formed as a result of the nature of the material classified as Teflon – this material provides a slick and slippery surface

The Case Profile of John Gotti

The following is a case profile of both the crimes of John Gotti, as well as a legal classification of statutory legislation associated with the case:

Date of Birth: John Gotti was born on October 27th, 1940 in The Bronx, New York; he died while incarcerated on June 10th, 2002 in the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri – he had suffered from terminal throat cancer

Residence: New York, New York

Dates of Crimes: John Gotti’s first crime is reported as a hijacking offense that took place at John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York in 1968; in conjunction with his apprehension, he was charged with the illegal seizure and possession of stolen goods

Criminal Charges: John Gotti was charged with the following crimes over the course of his involvement in criminal activity:



Racketeering; violating the RICO statutes

Obstruction of Justice

Tax Evasion

Money Laundering

Date of the Trial: April 2nd, 1992

Legal Venue: United States Eastern District Court of New York State

Notable Details and Personal Information: The following personal details have been considered to be contributory to the behavior and criminal actions undertaken by John Gotti; in addition, these case details were made mention within John Gotti’s criminal trial:

John Gotti was charged and convicted with the murder of 13 individuals; evidence and testimony furnished by fellow crime family member Samuel Gravano assisted in John Gotti’s conviction – Gravano was later placed in the witness protection program

While in prison, John Gotti was suspected of bribery and the conspiracy to commit murder of a fellow prisoner

Verdict Delivered: April 2nd, 1992

Punishment and Conviction: Subsequent to his conviction, John Gotti was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole; prior to his death in a Medical Facility for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, he resided in the United States Federal Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois

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