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Attorney: Gotti Grandson Getting Treatment in Jail in Drug Case

John Gotti is the grandson of John Gotti, dubbed the "Teflon Don," who died in federal prison in 2002

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    John Gotti, the 23-year-old grandson of the late Gambino crime boss for whom he is named, was arrested along with six others early Thursday on state narcotics charges, authorities said. Jonathan Dienst reports. (Published Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016)

    A lawyer says mobster John Gotti's namesake grandson says he's seeking out treatment while jailed on a drug charge.

    Attorney Gerard Marrone told the Daily News on Friday that the younger John Gotti is addicted to painkillers and has gone into a drug detox program at New York City's Rikers Island jail.

    A jail system spokeswoman declined to comment.

    The 23-year-old Gotti was arrested Thursday at the Queens home where his late grandfather once lived. He's charged with selling oxycodone pills.

    Grandson John Gotti Grins After Arrest in Queens

    [NY] Grandson John Gotti Grins After Arrest in Queens
    John Gotti, the 23-year-old grandson of the late Gambino crime boss for whom he is named, was arrested along with six others early Thursday on state narcotics charges, authorities said. He simply grinned to reporters as he was walked to a police van. Read more here. (Published Friday, Aug. 5, 2016)

    Queens District Attorney Richard Brown's office says undercover officers bought a total of over $46,000 worth of oxycodone from Gotti on 11 occasions.

    Marrone has said Gotti intends to fight the allegations.

    Gotti's Grandson, Dozens of Mobsters Busted in Separate Takedowns

    [NY] Gotti's Grandson, Dozens of Mobsters Busted in Separate Takedowns
    John Gotti's eponymous grandson and 46 reputed mobsters were charged in a pair of separate organized crime cases. News 4 New York's Jonathan Dienst reports. (Published Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016)

    Gotti is among seven people arrested in the case.

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