Mafia: Trials of a Dapper Don

Trials of a Dapper Don

Before he was locked up in New York City's Metropolitan Correctional Center last May to await trial on racketeering charges, reputed Mafia Boss John $ Gotti, 45, was known for his expensive Italian suits and impeccable grooming.

But prison can be hard on a man, and when Gotti finally appeared last week in Brooklyn Federal Court, the "Dapper Don" of the tabloids showed signs of fashion fatigue. No tie. No tan. His graying hair no longer meticulously styled. Only a starched white pocket handkerchief, practically a Gotti trademark, hinted of better days as the alleged head of the Gambino crime family....

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