John Gotti — American Criminal born on October 27, 1940, died on June 10, 2002

John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was an American mobster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Gotti quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the crime family's biggest earners and a protégé of Gambino family underboss Aniello Dellacroce, operating out of the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens... (wikipedia)

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