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John Gotti’s grandson gets eight years in drug case

March 3, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
John Gotti’s grandson gets eight years in drug case

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John Gotti, the grandson of late Gambino mob boss has been sentenced to eight years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to distribution of oxycodone pills in New York City.

An NYPD Drug Taskforce arrested the 23-year-old legendary Mafia Don’s namesake in August 2016 at the Queens residence where his deceased grandfather once lived.

Prosecutors indicated that undercover officers purchased over $46,000 worth of oxycodone from Gotti on 11 occurrences.

In a letter to the judge, Gotti exhibited remorse for his behavior, which he referred to as a youthful indiscretion.

John Gotti, the nephew of John Gotti Jr. and son of Peter Gotti, had a bail hearing on drug dealing charges in Queens Supreme Court on Thursday, December 22, 2016. (Todd Maisel/NY Daily News via Getty Images

Gotti pleaded guilty to drug-related charges in early February.

At his sentencing hearing on Thursday, Gotti’s attorney said that his client would likely be released in about four years, the New York Daily News reported.

The sentence imposed today by the court sends a strong message to all drug dealers that illegal drug trafficking in Queens will not be tolerated,” said Richard Brown, Queens District Attorney.

The younger John Gotti will also relinquish over $250,000 in seized drug profits.

Gotti’s grandfather was the one time boss of the Gambino crime family, who died in prison in 2002.

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