Gotti Says He May Leave NY to Write Book

The family throws a dinner party to celebrate prosecutors' decision

By John Noel
|  Saturday, Jan 16, 2010  |  Updated 1:40 PM EDT
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Gottis Dine on a Taste of Freedom

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Now Gotti's got something to smile about.

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Gottis Dine on a Taste of Freedom

At a restaurant in Westbury, Long Island former mob boss John "Junior" Gotti joined friends for a meal of pasta, marinara sauce and seafood, celebrating his first real taste of freedom in more than a decade.Earlier this week the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan announced that the racketeering case against Gotti was now closed.Four times the feds have gone to trial against Gotti and four times those trials ended with hung juries, resulting in four mistrials.Gotti admits having been a boss in the Gambino organized crime family his father headed before him, but insists he left the mob more than ten years ago.Now that the feds say there won't be a fifth trial, Gotti says his next move is to leave New York.He says he and his wife are looking at property in Virginia, Maryland and the Carolinas.
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Now that the government has given up trying to put him in prison, John "Junior'' Gotti says he may get out of New York and try his hand at writing.

At a restaurant in Westbury, the Long Island former mob boss joined friends for a meal of pasta, marinara sauce and seafood, celebrating his first real taste of freedom in more than a decade.

Earlier this week the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan announced that the racketeering case against Gotti was now closed.

Four times the feds have gone to trial against Gotti and four times those trials ended with hung juries, resulting in four mistrials.

Gotti admits having been a boss in the Gambino organized crime family his father headed before him, but insists he left the mob more than ten years ago.

Now that the feds say there won't be a fifth trial, Gotti says his next move is to leave New York.

He says he and his wife are looking at property in Virginia, Maryland and the Carolinas.
 

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