MELVILLE, N.Y. — John "Junior" Gotti, son of the late mob boss, does a bit of trash talking in an upcoming "60 Minutes" interview, blasting one of the government’s key witnesses against him in his most recent trial, old mob crony John Alite (Tampa Mob Rat).
Gotti, 46, is said to have been generally low key in the March 16 interview at his Oyster Bay Cove home on Long Island with correspondent Steve Kroft. But he became animated when the topic of Alite came up. In November, Gotti and Alite traded tough words in court after the witness finished testifying.
"He got off the stand, walked towards me, and he smiled and laughed. And that’s when I called him a punk and a dog," Gotti tells Kroft in the interview to air Sunday. "He was always a punk and a dog. He was a junkie. He was all of those things. Miscreant. He was a trash pail then, he’s a trash pail now and he’ll always be a trash pail."
The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan used Alite, now in the witness protection program, in its bid to make the racketeering case against Gotti. Alite testified that Gotti approved three homicides, in which the witness also played a role.
But after jurors failed to agree on a verdict, some told Newsday they questioned Alite’s credibility and motives in testifying. Following the mistrial, Gotti’s fourth, prosecutors dropped the case.
The interview is slotted for 20 minutes, twice usual length, CBS said. Gotti doesn’t once use the word "mafia" for legal reasons, but refers to himself as a "street guy," said the network. Gotti’s attorney Charles Carnesi sat beside him for the interview. The double-length interview will be broadcast Sunday, April 11, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Gotti also talks about growing up with the infamous father whom he strove to please by living a life of crime but whom he eventually betrayed by leaving that life.
The proudest moment in the life of John Gotti Jr. was when he was "made," or formally inducted into the life of crime, an event he says must have made his father, convicted mafia boss John Gotti, feel like his son was named to the all-America team.
Gotti didn't use words like Mafia or mob when discussing his role in the Gambino Crime Family for legal reasons during his three-hour interview with Kroft at his Oyster Bay, N.Y., home. Instead, "I was a street guy. I was in the streets," he tells Kroft, his lawyer, Charles Carnesi, beside him, more from this source....
Gotti talks about hanging out at the Bergin Hunt and Fish Club in Ozone Park, his father’s old club, and engaging in gambling, loan sharking, extortion and tax evasion. He said his father committed mob murders as part of the "code of the street," according to CBS. Mob life also held out the constant threat of getting killed.
"When you hang out in the streets, you’re hanging with a different type of person ... you don’t know what’s going to happen," Gotti says, according to an excerpt. The interview appears part of a process for Gotti to gain exposure for a budding book project and possible documentary film., more from this source........
Tampa Mob Rat John Alite Now In The Witness Protection Program, On Your Dime. Tuesday, February 24, 2009, Former Gotti crony John Alite, who ran Tampa's PRESTIGE VALET, claims affair with Victoria Gotti, Junior Gotti's sister. Before he became a mob rat, Gambino associate John Alite says he was a horndog who had a secret affair with Mafia princess Victoria Gotti. John Alite took center stage Monday in Brooklyn Federal Court in the murder trial of reputed hit man Charles Carneglia, but much of his testimony was about how close he, John Alite, was to John A. (Junior) Gotti - and the mob scion's older sister.
August 05, 2008, ATTENTION TAMPA NIGHT CLUBBERS, YOU WERE GIVING YOUR CAR KEYS (AND HOUSE KEYS) TO THE MOB ! Co-owner of Prestige Valet in Tampa, John Alite aka John Alletto (photo), was the "wiseguy" who acted as the go between the New York Gotti Mob family and the Tampa Gotti underworld, this guy may have been in your car and had access to all of your keys, your name and home address info from the car registration, that is always in the glove box or visor. The former alleged boss of the Tampa Gotti Mob enterprise, John E. Alite, is awaiting trial in Tampa after being captured and extradited from Brazil.
John Gotti mob "Captain" Ronald "Ronnie One Arm" Trucchio tapped fellow New Yorker John Alite to head his Tampa crew beginning about 1993, the records state. By that point, Alite was already well known to federal authorities. In 1989, he and another man were arrested with John A. Gotti Jr., son of the late mob boss, and accused of beating up two men and a woman in a Long Island night club. Alite admitted he was dazzled by the glamour of organized crime and became good friends with John Gotti Jr., the son of the legendary boss of the Gambino crime family, who was from the same neighborhood.
Celeb Private Eye Bo Dietl ‘horrified’ by mob accuser John Alite. Celebrity crime-fighter Bo Dietl yesterday said a mob snitch's claim that the ex-cop sold secrets to the Gambino crime family hit him like a bullet in the chest.
"It's horrifying that someone could accuse you of something like this," Dietl said at a news conference he called yesterday to clear his name. "I fought against criminal activities all my life. This is so opposite of what I'm all about. Personally, it's like someone shot me."
Dietl, a private investigator who was the subject of the 1998 film "One Tough Cop," told reporters that he wants the US Attorney's Office to find out who leaked an FBI report that included John Alite's claim that Dietl took payoffs from the late John Gotti's brother, Richard, in exchange for case information.
Pinellas County Jail Florida, Most Current Photo of Tampa Mob Rat John Alite; ALITE, JOHN E 5/19/2008 4:25:36 PM, 29 BROOKSTONE DRIVE CHERRY HILL NJ , WHITE MALE , DOB 9/30/1962 in New York, 5' 08" 180 lbs, RELEASED - 8/15/2008 2:12 PM RELEASED FEDERAL MARSHALL .
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