NEW YORK (CN) – John A. “Junior” Gotti has been arrested on charges linking him to three New York murders, The New York Times reported. He is expected to be indicted on racketeering and murder-conspiracy charges over the killings, which took place nearly two decades ago. Gotti is the son of “Dapper Don” John Gotti, the late boss of the Gambino family.
Junior Gotti was arrested Tuesday morning at his Oyster Bay Cove home in New York.
In 1999 he pleaded guilty to racketeering crimes, including bribery, extortion and fraud, and was sentenced to 77 months in prison. He was released in 2005.
Junior Gotti was also tried three times on racketeering charges for allegedly plotting to kidnap Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa. He was never convicted, because the trials ended in hung juries and mistrials.