Sister Gotti Reveals Sacred Mafia Induction Ceremony - NBC New York

Sister Gotti Reveals Sacred Mafia Induction Ceremony

Victoria Gotti reveals stunning details of the night her brother Junior became a "made man"



    Sister Gotti Reveals Sacred Mafia Induction Ceremony
    Getty Images
    Is Victoria Gotti breaking the omerta?

    Junior Gotti was indoctrinated into La Cosa Nostra on Christmas Eve 1998 in a shady "blood ceremony" that he compared to being knighted, his sister reveals in her new book, it was reported today.

    "I swear I did think about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table," Victoria Gotti quotes John A. (Junior) Gotti as saying after he took his seat with 10 other "men of honor," according to the Daily News.

    Victoria Gotti, on the other hand, compares the Gambino crime family that her brother had just joined to Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men.

    "Many of them did take from the rich and often gave to the poor, while lining their own pockets, of course," she writes in "This Family of Mine," which comes out next week.

    She describes in detail the day her brother became part of the "Family," during the ceremony in a shadowy Mulberry Street apartment.

    "This was one of the most important days in his life," she writes, according to the News. "[He] was the happiest man alive."

    She said their father Gambino boss John Gotti wasn't present, but she actually names names of who was: Underboss Salvator "Sammy the Bull" Gravano," and Consigliere Frank "Frankie Loc" Locascio.

    Junior was given a picture of a stain stained with a drop of his father's blood, then the picture was set on fire as he recited an oath pledging to burn like the card if he  betrayed the brotherhood.

    After the ceremony Junior went to the Ravenite Social Club, where his father was waiting.

    Junior Gotti, who is currently in the middle of his fourth racketeering trial, had previously denied any mafia membership, but recently has changed his tune to say that he got out of the mob life in 1999 -- conveniently past the statue of limitations on many gang-related crimes.