John Gotti was the last great leader of the Gambino crime family, the dominant Sicilian mafia family of New York. Gotti's boys had their fingers in everything from gambling houses, to drug trafficking, prostitution, to weapons dealing. Gotti originally came to lead the organization in 1985, but had been an enforcer for the mob since the early 70's.
Originally, Gotti made a name for himself by helping avenge the death of Manny Gambino, nephew of the notorious leader of the family, Carlo Gambino. Gotti and two accomplices gunned down one of Manny's killers in a bar on Staten Island. Gotti did a long stint in Prison for this crime. When he was released, the Gambino family rewarded his loyalty by giving Gotti a position of power within the family.
But with this power came the desire to one day become the Don of this great criminal empire. In this book we will look at the life of John Gotti. From the days of the Fulton-Rockaway Boys in the late 50’s, to his death on June 10, 2002. We will look at the man. The myth and the legend that is John Gotti. The King of New York and “The True Godfather.”