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Gotti's Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed for John Gotti

Gotti's Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed for John Gotti

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Much has been written about John Gotti. But for the first time ever, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and acclaimed author Anthony M. DeStefano brings readers unprecedented access to the stone-cold murderers who worked for Gotti, killed for Gotti, and made him the most powerful and deadly crime boss in America...


Meet the men who murdered for the mob--and made John Gotti the most powerful and deadly crime boss in America.


In his bloody reign as the head of the Gambino crime family, John Gotti wracked up a lifetime of charges from gambling, extortion, and tax evasion to racketeering, conspiracy, and five convictions of murder. He didn't do it alone. Surrounding himself with a rogue's gallery of contract killers, fixers, and enforcers, he built one of the richest, most powerful, and violent crime empires in modern history. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony M. DeStefano takes you inside Gotti's inner circle to reveal the dark hearts and murderous deeds of the most remorseless and cold-blooded characters in organized crime. Men were so vicious even the other Mafia families were terrified of them. Meet Gotti's Boys...


Charles Carneglia: the ruthless junkyard dog who allegedly disposed of bodies for the mob--by dissolving them in acid and then displaying their jewels.
Gene Gotti the younger Gotti brother ran a multimillion-dollar drug smuggling ring--enraging his bosses in the Gambino family.
Angelo "Quack-Quack" Ruggiero the loose-lipped contract killer who was wire-tapped by the FBI--and dared to insult Gotti behind his back.
Tony "Roach" Rampino the hardcore stoner who looked like a cockroach--and used his gangly arms and horror-mask face to frighten his enemies.
"Sammy the Bull" Gravano the Gambino underboss who helped John Gotti execute Gambino mob boss Paul Castellano--then sang like a canary to take Gotti down.


Rounding out this nefarious group were the likes of Frank DeCicco, Vincent Artuso, and Joe "The German" Watts, a man who
wasn't a Mafiosi but had all of the power and prestige of one in John Gotti's slaughterhouse crew. Gotti's Boys is a killer line-up of the crime-hardened mob soldiers who killed at their ruthless leader's merciless bidding--brought to vivid life by the prize-winning chronicler of the American mob.

Author: Anthony M. DeStefano
Publisher: Citadel Press
Published: 10/26/2021
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780806539140

About the Author
Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Anthony M. DeStefano has covered organized crime for over three decades, including the crime beat for New York Newsday for the past twenty years. Known as the preeminent mob historian, his books on organized crime include The Big Heist, Gangland New York, King of the Godfathers, Mob Killer, Top Hoodlum, The Big Heist, and Gotti's Boys, among others. He lives in New Jersey. 

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