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Howard Beach’s Jr. Gotti stabbed on Long Island

Authorities are investigating a report that John Gotti Jr. (pictured) was stabbed outside a pharmacy in Long Island. AP Photo/Evan Agostini
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The Nassau County district attorney’s office has taken over the investigation of an attack on John A. “Junior” Gotti, the former Gambino crime family chief, who showed up at a Long Island hospital after suffering a stab wound in the abdomen in what he said was an attempt to break up a fight.

“The case is now being handled by the district attorney’s office,” a spokeswoman for the Nassau County Police Department said.

Syosett Hospital reported to police that Gotti arrived at the hospital shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday and said he was stabbed when he tried to stop a fight between strangers in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy in Syosett. The wound was not life-threatening.

Sources in the Nassau Police Department said they doubted the story and found the 49-year-old Gotti “uncooperative” when they questioned him.

Gotti’s home is in Oyster Bay, L.I., although he was brought up in Howard Beach.

He is the son of notorious mobster John Joseph “Dapper Don” Gotti Jr., head of the Gambino crime family, and Victoria Di Gorgio Gotti, who still lives in Howard Beach. The elder Gotti was sentenced to life imprisonment and died in 2002 in the U.S. Prison Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

Junior Gotti pleaded guilty to charges of loansharking, bookmaking and extortion and was sentenced to 77 months in prison and released in 2005.

Gotti was then tried in Manhattan federal court three times on charges of racketeering and murder but each trial ended in a hung jury. He has repeatedly claimed that he left the mob life behind.

Reach contributing writer Philip Newman by e-mail at timesledgernews@cnglocal.com or phone at 718-260-4536.

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Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
Whoever cut Junior must not want to live! Don't mess with a Gambino! I hope they find the —— who cut him on Ocean parkway out by Gilgo beach. There's plenty of room there now for new bones!
Nov. 15, 2013, 11:55 am
Big sal from NYC says:
The American Mafia is a shell of its former self and most of it has gone legitimate. Men like Mr. gotti have no more place in our society....he doesn't have the juice to do squat about someone stabbing him and he ain't gonna do nothin about it himself cause he ain't got the stugots...it's not like he can flee the country or anything...if anybody is gonna wind up out in Gilgo it will be Johnny boy.
Nov. 18, 2013, 10:36 am
irish tommy deely from brentwood says:
When me and the homies find out who tore open my friend's stomach with a blade these punk's are going to be begging us for a quick death.it's not just wise guy's that are in ARM's over this,Jr. Is a beloved part of long island and when Marasalvatrucha find's these punk's they're gonna think a god dam pinata exploded on them!!!
Dec. 7, 2013, 8:31 pm
irish tommy feely from st.james says:
Hey I just gotta say that big ask seem's to have a problem with Jr.many people in ozone park,Howard beach area were away's jealous of the gotti family because they lived well and were a very proud Italian/American family from long island.I am telling you like I tell everrybody,whomever stabbed Jr. Will eventually be revealed and when they are,my ruthless gang of Irish SOLDIER's are going to create a god damn blitzkreig on the street's of long island !!!
Dec. 13, 2013, 1:42 am
irish tommy deely from close enough guy says:
Whether it's the Irish wangsters from NASsau southy or the gopher's from bell's kichen.we are looki,probing methodically like a green detective lookin to crack his first case.I am going to dampen my sword in somebody soon,you can mm.take that to the bank vato.13.
Dec. 16, 2013, 8:56 pm
Pauly from Brooklyn,E N Y says:
Forget about it......Nobody messes with the"Dapper Don" son Jr. Forget about it....
Dec. 17, 2013, 6:03 pm
Pauly from Brooklyn,E N Y says:
Forget about it....
Dec. 17, 2013, 6:04 pm
Pauly from Brooklyn,E N Y says:
Its me again....Pauly from Brooklyn....Who ever did that to Johnny....forget about it.....Santa María....
Dec. 17, 2013, 6:06 pm
tommy deely from ronkonkoma says:
Stabbing Jr. Gotti in a cvs parking lot is equivalent to stomping on a sleeping lion's toe and expecting not to get .mm.13.eaten.
Dec. 17, 2013, 6:40 pm
seamus deely from galway,ireland says:
Irish/mexican alliance 4 freedom..so yo wanna playa dirty piola and shank mi hermano.The fucing u gave cannot compare yo The hour's OS sheer agony yo plebian's will endure 4 stabbing me gotti!!..tommy say's:.Hi vic.... Irish/mexican alliance 4 freedom..so yo wanna playa dirty piola and shank mi hermano.The fucing u gave cannot compare yo The hour's OS sheer agony yo plebian's will endure 4 stabbing me gotti!!..tommy say's:.Hi vic...happy new trae from :."The deelyboppers..
Jan. 5, 2014, 8:34 am
thomas r.deely from oakdale,n.y.11769 says:
I'm just glad that They're wasn't't any permanent damage to the gig

I love you junior,next time let someone else be the hero,paison...give my love to Victoria,please....xxxooo.
Feb. 8, 2014, 11:46 am
irish tommy deely from oakdale says:
And so the seasons change meanwhile this leader of our thing walks the streets of long island with a scar sitting on his abdomen and regret stencil ed on his huge heart.we are eventually find you and then gut you like a fish...gambinos...
March 4, 2014, 1:41 am
deely from oakd asle says:
I am sorry jr.i poke out of term.i know that you are retired and I am a mere groupie.i miss spoke sir.
March 22, 2014, 9:43 pm

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