Growing Up (Not) Gotti

A courtroom revelation thrills Mob watchers: Did the most notorious godfather have a love child?

Mob trials turn on family, with insiders spilling secrets they once vowed to take to the grave. The parade of turncoats in the racketeering trial of John Gotti Jr. have told of cold murder and dirty money and a celebrity kidnapping. But when Michael (Mikey Scars) DiLeonardo took the stand, he aimed his bombshell directly at gangland's most famous and famously tight-knit family. The defendant's father, he said--the legendary Mafia boss John Gotti Sr.--had a secret second family.

That statement, which drew gasps in the stately chambers of the federal courthouse in New York City, has triggered a frenzy among Mob...

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