John Gotti: The American Mobster
This is a story about a New York mobster, who was the
Godfather of the Gambino Family. Today he is serving a life
sentence in Marion Federal Penitentiary on 43 counts of
racketeering, multiple murders, loan sharking, gambling, and
even jury tampering. John Gotti was born October 27, 1940
in the Bronx. John Gotti had 12 other brothers and sisters.
He had 2 parents, Fannie and John Joseph Gotti Sr. John
Gotti started school in 1945. In 1950 The Gotti family
moved to Sheepshead Bay, where John attended P.S. 209.
In 1952, the family moved to East New York; John
attended P.S. 178. While he was in school Gotti had his first
brush with the law when he was caught with friends stealing
and vandalizing with portable cement mixer that tipped over
and crushed the toes of his feet. He had to be hospitalized
for awhile as a result, and is reportedly missing a toe or two.
>From then on John Gotti joined a youth gang...