Peter Gotti, former Gambino boss, dead at 81

Peter Gotti, former Gambino boss, dead at 81

Peter Gotti, former Gambino crime boss, has died in a North Carolina prison at 81 years old.

Gotti was serving 25 years after his 2003 racketeering conviction.  He did 17 years until he passed away from natural causes at the Federal Medical Center in Butner this morning, according to the Associated Press.

He recently sought a compassionate release due to his declining health in his prison environment.  Thyroid problems and blindness in one eye were only a couple health issues out of the many he suffered with during his time behind bars.

Peter Gotti, a former sanitation worker turned mobster, took over the Gambino crime family after his younger brother John was sent to prison for murder and racketeering.

source: nypost.com

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