Who is Charles Herbert Gotti?
Charles Herbert Gotti was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 28 August 1985, in New York City USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is Italian. He’s perhaps only known as the grandson of a former boss of the Gambino crime family, John Joseph Gotti.
Charles’ father is John Angelo Gotti, and his mother is former American model Scarlett Harington; the two dated back in the ’80s, but Charles was raised by his mother’s parents Robert and Angela Harrington; he lived with them until he turned eight, when John won the custody battle. Charles has four siblings, namely Gianna, Frankie, Angel. and John Gotti III who is a popular Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter.
However, when Charles turned fourteen, his father placed him in the care of his friend Vincent Astorre, who was murdered in 2001, after it was discovered that he was a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) informant, and then Charles returned to his father’s house.
While Charles was a teenager, he was arrested 19 times on charges of burglary, car theft, assault, and extortion; in 2004 he was sentenced to 18 months of prison, where he met Anthony Morelli, with whom he began importing and distributing drugs, however, sometime in 2006, Anthony was arrested in one of the nightclubs in Manhattan, New York City, and this partnership was ended. After three months, Anthony Morelli disappeared, presumably murdered , but his body has never been found.
Charles committed his first murder in 2006, without the permission of the family; his victim was Salvatore, one of the drug dealers in New York City, who was involved in a bidding contract war over garbage routes, which were controlled by the Gambino family. Charles enticed him to come in an effort to find a solution, but killed him with two shots in the back. Although the family didn’t give him permission to do this, they pronounced him ‘a man of honor’.
His next victim was Nicholas Cesaire, a rapper and major cocaine and heroin trafficker from New York City; he operated in 21 states of the US, and was one of the associates of the Gambino family.
However, Nicholas admitted to another associate that he was an occasional FBI informant, and on 3 July 2009, he disappeared after he left his recording studio, and until today, his body hasn’t been found.
Charles was arrested on 20 January 2011 on charges of murder, drug trafficking, and extortion; he was caught by wiretapping FBI informants while talking about the murder of Nicky Palasi, one of the rival mobsters, admitting that he killed him.
This 36-years-old is now serving a sentence in federal prison, however, there is no information on his trial and the length of his sentence.
The Gambino family
The Gambino family is one of the five families that dominate organized crime in New York City, named by Carlo Gambino, the boss of the family in 1963. Illegal activities they engage in are money laundering, gambling, loansharking, extortion, prostitution, hijacking, racketeering, fraud, and fencing.
One of the most famous members of the family was John Joseph Gotti, who became the boss after the murder of the Gambino boss Paul Castellano in December 1985, which he ordered. John was one of the most dangerous and most powerful bosses in the US, known as ‘The Dapper Don’ because of his personality and the expensive clothes he used to wear.
Later, in the ’80s he become known as ‘The Teflon Don’ due to his trials which resulted in his absolution from the charges.
However, in 1992, John was convicted of five murders, tax evasion, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to commit murder, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. While he was serving his sentence in United States Penitentiary, in Marion, Illinois he was diagnosed with a throat cancer, and died on 10 June 2002.
His brother Peter Gotti took over as the new boss of the Gambino family, however, he was arrested in 2003; although he remained the official boss, the leadership of the organization went to Joseph Corozzo, Nicholas Corozzo, and Jackie D’Amico, who were the administration members.
They were arrested in 2008, and the street bosses Bartolomeo Vernace, Daniel ‘Danny’ Marino, and John Gambino took control of the Gambino family; they continued to be active in a variety of criminal acts, such as loansharking, extortion, labor racketeering, money laundering, and drug trafficking.
Over the years, the Gambino family has had nearly 200 members and over 1,000 associates; the net worth of the Gambino family has been estimated at $30 million, however, the biggest earnings were under the leadership of Carlo Gambino, as at his death, the estimated net worth of his fortune was $400 million.
Who runs the Gambino family now?
Although everyone expected that the boss of the family would be John Angelo Gotti, who was the acting boss from 1993 until 1999 when his father ‘The Dapper Don’ was sent to prison, nowadays, John Angelo is in a legal business; he lives his life away from mafia and criminal acts. In 2015, he published his book “Shadow of My Father”; he has an Instagram account and his official site.
Gene Gotti, John’s brother, was named as one of the possible successors, but according to sources, the current boss of the Gambino family is Lorenzo ‘Lore’ Mannino, who became the boss after Frank Cali was shot dead on 13 March 2019, in front of his apartment at the Hilltop Terrace, Staten Island, New York City.
Lorenzo was in prison from 1994 until 2004, having pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder and narcotics trafficking; he was allegedly involved in the murder of Francesco Oliveri, in 1988, however, his trial jury was unable to reach a verdict, due to insufficient evidence.
He was born in 1959, so as of December 2021, he is 62 years old, and is known as ‘Italian Don’; he was a Brooklyn crew boss, Gambino capo, and a member of the family’s Sicilian faction.