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John Gotti

Gangster John Gotti

Profession: Gangster

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: American gangster who became the Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City.

Born: October 27, 1940
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: June 10, 2002 (aged 61)
Cause of Death: Throat cancer

Events in the Life of John Gotti

  • 1985-12-16 John Gotti assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family after ordering the executions of Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti
  • 1987-03-13 John Gotti, boss of the Gambino crime family, is acquitted of racketeering
  • 1992-04-02 Mafia boss John Gotti is found guilty of 5 murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), plus conspiracy to murder, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion
  • 1992-06-24 Mafia boss John Gotti begins life sentence in jail for murder and other crimes

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