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Feds Say Retired NYPD Cop is Mob Associate

The late mobster  John J. Gotti

The late mobster John J. Gotti

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

John McNally: Hero cop or mob associate? Perhaps both.

Federal authorities have filed court papers in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleging that the retired New York cop, now 76, worked with the late mobster John Gotti’s hired gun Joseph Watts on extortion and money laundering crimes for years, the New York Daily News is reporting.

McNally is just named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a case against Watts, who faces charges of racketeering in connection with a number of homicides “during the mob’s go-go 1980s,” the Daily News reported.

The Daily News reports that one of the mob hits in the case involves the 1985 slaying of Gambino godfather Paul Castellano. That murder opened the door for Gotti to take over the New York mob.

“At this point, he’s really old and really sick,” a friend of McNally told the Daily News. “They are just trying to besmirch his career, to embarrass him.”

The News reported that McNally worked for  attorney F. Lee Bailey on the Simpson defense team in the 1990s and did “security” in the 1980s for Gene Gotti, John Gotti’s brother.

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They’re Back: N.Y. FBI is Digging Again for Victims of Mob Hits

Mobster William Cutolo/cbs photo

Mobster William Cutolo/cbs photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Yes, they’re back.

The FBI began digging once again on Tuesday in East Farmingdale, N.Y., at a site where they hope to find the bodies of two men who were victims of mob hits, Newsday reported.

The Long Island paper reported that agents were using a backhoe and front loader to “cut a wide trench alongside a 150-yard-long stretch of railroad tracks in an industrial section of East Farmingdale.”

“We expect to find victims” of the mob, Newsday quoted Dennis Bolles, head of organized crime squads for the FBI in New York.

The digging is expected to resume Wednesday.

Last October, FBI agents digging in East Farmingdale found the body of mobster William “Wild Bill” Cutolo.

This latest round of digging came shortly after two leaders of the Colombo organized crime family were convicted in the slaying of Cutolo.