Long Island home of mobster Peter Gotti during crime days sells for $651K

The Long Island home where the late mobster Peter Gotti and his then-wife, Catherine, once resided was sold for $651,000, The Post has learned. 

New York property records reveal that the Gottis purchased the house in 1976 — during the height of his crime days. However, the pair sold the home 10 years later, for $185,000. 

The property, which has since undergone a series of modern renovations, sold again on Dec. 17.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home where the former Gambino crime boss — who died Thursday in prison — spans 1,702 square feet and sits on a 0.24-acre lot. 

The first floor has an open layout with a large island in the kitchen.

The renovated kitchen.
The renovated kitchen

The property also features in-ground sprinklers and an expansive backyard with a large deck for barbecues and entertaining. 

The breakfast area.
The breakfast area

It is situated three blocks from the Long Island Railroad for easy access to New York City. 

The expansive backyard.
The expansive backyard and deck

Peter was sentenced to 25 years in prison after his 2003 conviction on racketeering and other charges, alleging he took control of the Gambino crime organization after his mob boss brother, John Gotti, was locked up.

Peter Gotti, on the far left. John Gotti, center. Bobby Boriello, right. May 19, 1986.
Peter Gotti (from left), his brother John Gotti and Bobby Boriello on May 19, 1986.
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One year following his prison sentence, Catherine, then separated from Peter, angrily accused him in a divorce hearing of cutting her off from his modest pension while hiding ill-gotten millions. 

“He’s defiant about everything that comes to my benefit,” she said during the Sept. 22, 2004, court appearance. 

In a scathing letter to the federal judge, she requested a share of the pension and at least partial ownership of the $600,000 Howard Beach home that had been in Peter’s name. Catherine still owns that home today. 

Their divorce was finalized in 2006. 

The onetime Gambino crime family boss died in prison on Thursday after losing two bids for early release, his lawyer confirmed in a statement. 

Peter, the successor to brother John “Dapper Don” Gotti, was 81 years old when he died at the Federal Medical Center prison in Butner, North Carolina. 

He had been suffering from thyroid problems and was blind in one eye, Lewis Kasman, a former mobster and John Gotti confidant, told the AP.

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Peter Gotti, former Gambino crime boss, dead at 81

Mobster Peter Gotti, the one-time Gambino crime boss and successor to brother John “Dapper Don” Gotti, died in North Carolina where he was serving time in federal prison. He was 81.

Gotti, who had been sentenced to 25 years in jail after being convicted in 2003 on racketeering and other charges, died of natural causes at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, the Associated Press reported.

The Bronx native served more than 17 years behind bars and had been recently seeking an early release because of his poor health.

Gotti had been suffering from thyroid problems, and was blind in one eye, Lewis Kasman, a former mobster and John Gotti confidant, told the AP.

Peter Gotti, a former sanitation worker turned mobster, took over the Gambino crime family after his younger brother John was sent to prison for murder and racketeering.

John Gotti died of cancer in 2002.

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El Chapo’s wife voluntarily surrendered to feds: report

The beauty queen wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman turned herself in to federal authorities when she was arrested Monday, a report said Thursday.

Emma Coronel Aispuro voluntarily surrendered at Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia, sources “familiar with the situation” told Vice News.

The sources suggested to the outlet that it could be a sign the 31-year-old is willing to cooperate with the feds.

Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., where Aispuro was charged, declined to comment.

“I’m not going to respond to an anonymously planted story,” Aispuro’s lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, told The Post.

Aispuro was hit with a number of drug trafficking charges after her arrest Monday for allegedly working with her husband’s organization to bring cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana into the United States.

She is also accused of helping orchestrate El Chapo’s elaborate escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.

The escape plot worked, but Guzman was recaptured in 2016.

He was eventually hauled to the US, and convicted on a slew of drug-trafficking raps in Brooklyn federal court in 2019. He is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado.

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Heavy Lays The Crown: “La Reinita” Will Cool Heels In D.C. Detention Center Awaiting Trial For Drugs, Helping Hubby El Chapo Escape

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What Mexico’s former President Vicente Fox has to say about bust of El Chapo’s wife

The arrest of El Chapo’s wife is fueling a feud between Mexico’s current president and one of his predecessors.

Former President Vicente Fox tweeted out a jab at the country’s current jefe, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, over Monday’s US drug bust of Emma Coronel Aispuro, the spouse of narcotics kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo’’ Guzman.

“Don’t worry Emma, the president will come to the rescue !! The US detains Emma Coronel, wife of ‘El Chapo,’ for drug trafficking,” Fox wrote.

Fox was apparently referring to the fact that the lefty Lopez previously pressured the Trump administration to release former Mexico Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos, who was busted in the US in October on drug charges, back south of the border before trial.

Mexican prosecutors in Lopez’s administration then officially cleared Cienfuegos of the raps last month, sparking widespread criticism.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico on February 23, 2021.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the National Palace in Mexico City on Feb. 23, 2021.
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Just after Lopez took office in January 2019, Fox also ripped the self-proclaimed man-of-the-people for boasting that he owns no property. Records show everything is in Lopez’s wife’s and kids’ names.

“Only his grandmother could believe this. Wake up, Mexico!!!” Fox tweeted at the time.

The pair’s bad blood goes back at least to 2004, when Lopez, then mayor of Mexico City, routinely publicly took on then-President Fox.

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El Chapo’s wife to remain behind bars on federal drug trafficking charges

The beauty queen wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will remain behind bars for now on federal charges that she played an integral role in her husband’s sprawling drug trafficking operation, a judge ordered Tuesday.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, who was arrested at Dulles airport Monday, will be able to argue for her release on bail in the future, but will remain locked up for the time being, Washington, D.C., federal Judge Robin Meriweather ordered at her initial hearing Tuesday.

At the virtual hearing, Assistant US Attorney Anthony Nardozzi said Coronel “worked closely with Sinaloa Cartel … most notably with her husband Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the leader of the cartel prior to his extradition to the United States.”

A mugshot of the brunette bombshell released Monday showed her looking solemn, and she remained largely silent during the court proceeding — except to tell the judge she understood what was being said.

“I understood everything very well, thank you,” she said through a Spanish translator.

Her defense attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, said she consented to pretrial detainment.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, faces life in prison if convicted on the charges,
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Coronel faces life in prison on drug trafficking charges that allege she conspired with her husband to traffic more than a kilo of heroin, five or more kilos of cocaine, 500 grams of meth and more than 1,000 kilos of marijuana.

She was arrested at the airport in Northern Virginia Monday and is locked up at a local jail in Alexandria that houses federal inmates for the US Marshal Service, a spokesperson for the local sheriff’s office said.

Nardozzi said at Monday’s hearing that she has no ties to the area — and it’s unclear why she was at the airport when she was arrested.

In addition to the drug trafficking conspiracy, federal authorities accused Coronel of helping her husband orchestrate her hubby’s elaborate July 11, 2015, escape from Altiplano prison in Mexico.

An informant working for US law enforcement told investigators that Coronel was integrally involved in the plan to build a tunnel into the prison that El Chapo used to escape to freedom.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture in the beach resort town of Mazatlan, Mexico

“Coronel, asked Guzman’s sons to purchase a piece of land near Altiplano prison and instructed Cooperating Witness 1 to purchase a warehouse near Altiplano prison as well as firearms and an armored truck,” the complaint states.

“Those present also discussed the need to get a GPS watch to Guzman in prison in order to pinpoint his exact whereabouts so as to construct the tunnel with an entry point accessible to him,” it adds.

Coronel, a dual US-Mexico citizen married Guzman in 2007, and was a constant fixture at his high-profile Brooklyn trial two years ago. He was sentenced to life in prison in July 2019.

Additional reporting by Tamar Lapin

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