Organized Crime: Wanted: A New Godfather

Teflon Don John Gotti turns to Velcro, leaving the powerful Gambino crime family in disarray

It was bad luck to be a gangster in New York City last week. As the jury forewoman chanted the verdict -- guilty of murder, guilty of racketeering, 13 counts in all -- godfather John Gotti could only sit with his thin-lipped smile frozen while the underworld came crashing down around him. In guarded talks, the Gambino family's second string scrambled to regroup, shuddering with the knowledge that turncoats were singing, the feds were listening and more indictments were on the way.

It was a very good week, on the other hand, to be one of the U.S. Attorneys or FBI...

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