Mobster Gotti To Remain a Jailbird Pending Trial

John Gotti Jr./
John Gotti Jr./

Apparently John Gotti Jr.’s rep is doing him no good. A federal judge just didn’t buy the assertion by the defense attorneys that he’s a great and trustworthy guy.

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK – Mob scion John A. “Junior” Gotti should stay behind bars while awaiting trial on charges he was involved in three gangland murders and cocaine trafficking, a judge ruled today.
The charges against Gotti “are serious,” U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel said at the conclusion of a hearing in Manhattan federal court. “They provide a motive to flee.”
It was the first court appearance for Gotti in the city since his latest criminal case was transferred from Tampa, where a racketeering indictment against him was unsealed last year. Gotti, looking fit and upbeat, smiled broadly at his younger brother in the audience and pumped his fist as he entered the courtroom.
“I feel good,” the 44-year-old son of late Gambino crime family boss John Gotti said when the judge asked if he was prepared to decide whether to keep his lawyer.
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