Feds Quit Prosecuting 'Junior' Gotti
John A. "Junior" Gotti will not be prosecuted a fifth time, according to papers filed by US Districat Attorney's office. Federal prosecutors have tried Junior Gotti for mafia-related crimes four times during the past five years, with each trial ending in a hung jury.
John A. "Junior" Gotti had pled guilty to raceteering charges in 1999 and served five years in prison, after which he claimed to have retired from organized crime.
Junior Gotti is the son of the late John Gotti, the head of the Gambino crime family whose nickname was "the Teflon Don". The elder Gotti's luck didn't hold, though, and he was sent to a Texas prison, where he died in 2002.
The U.S. Attorney's office in New York filed notice on January 8 of nolle prosequi, or non-prosecution, and it was promptly signed by a judge.