Junior Gotti Indicted On Cocaine and Murder Charges

August 5, 2008

John A. “Junior” Gotti has been indicted on conspiracy charges in Florida, linking him to large-scale cocaine trafficking and the slayings of three New York men in the late 1980s and early ’90s, federal officials said Tuesday.

Federal prosecutor Robert O’Neill announced the indictment of the 44-year-old Gotti and five other men at a news conference. He said the indictment showed that the men were “trying to gain a foothold” in the area.

“I think what you have here is the Gambino crime family reaching out to Tampa, Fla.,” said O’Neill.

Gotti – the son of the late Gambino family crime boss John Gotti – was arrested at his Long Island, N.Y., home and is expected to appear later Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. O’Neill said the slayings occurred in 1988, 1990 and 1991.

If convicted, Gotti faces life in prison.

“They tried very hard to convict him up here. They spared no resources and it didn’t work,” said Gotti’s attorney, Charles Carnesi. “It’s tragic for him and his family to have to continually go through this. It’s almost laughable.”

In 1999, Junior Gotti pleaded guilty to racketeering crimes including bribery, extortion, gambling and fraud. He was sentenced to 77 months in prison and was released in 2005.

Gotti also was tried three times in Manhattan on racketeering charges for an alleged plot to kidnap Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa. The trials in 2005 and 2006 ended in hung juries and mistrials.

Federal prosecutors announced at the time that they were giving up – and Gotti said he had long since retired from his life of crime.

Article by CHRISTINE ARMARIO and TOM HAYS


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WWE Diva Part of FBI Investigation

May 4, 2008

Ashley Massaro, one of the divas of the WWE, is part of an investigation the FBI is conducting into the Bella Models Escort Service in California and Florida. Details are vague, as the story is just beginning to come out now. According to Massaro’s MySpace page, she is contacting her lawyers right away saying, “Just got buzzed on some BS that is going around. Dont [sic] believe it for a second. Getting in touch with my lawyer as we speak”.

Stay tuned!

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DC Madam Escapes Sentencing By Killing Herself

May 1, 2008

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, also known as the DC Madam, was recently convicted of a few different crimes including money laundering and using the mail for illegal purposes surrounding her run as the leader of a major Washington, DC prostitution ring that served high-end clients. Her body was found in her mother’s Florida home after she apparently commited suicide, thus evading sentencing. With her death goes more chances of getting more names of clients that allegedly included Congressmen.

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Parents Increase Reward For Son

May 1, 2008

Becoming increasingly worried about their son who, as previously reported by iNPLACENEWS, had been kidnapped, the parents of the suspected victim in Florida are increasing the reward for their son’s return from $10,000 to $250,000.

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Bon Jovi Concert Bomb Threat

April 27, 2008

Fans at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fl. were evacuated from last night’s Bon Jovi concert because of a bomb threat. Don’t worry — Tico Torres and company are just fine.

Several bomb-sniffing dogs were sent in after police received a phone call threatening to blow up the arena with two bombs. After determining the threat was a hoax, fans were let back in at 9:30 for the show.

The state of New Jersey can rest easy.

This was found @ TMZ.com

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Gangsta Granny’s Grandson Busted For Elder Abuse

April 23, 2008


A Florida teenager faces a charge of elder abuse alleging he made his senile grandmother wear a black mask and hold a handgun for a video he made.

Police in Lake Worth, Florida, say the 85-year-old woman is seen and heard on the video threatening to shoot “all the pigs.”

Authorities say 18-year-old Michael Alfinez was arrested Monday and charged with abusing an elderly person, discharging a firearm in public and improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon.

Palm Beach County sheriff’s detectives seized the video during a traffic stop in January.

The teen’s mother says it’s all just a misunderstanding.

This story found @ CNN.com

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