FBI Knows Motives Of Info Given On Junior Gotti, No Charges Expected In His Connection To Latin Kings

April 8, 2020 – Rivals of retired New York mafia don John (Junior) Gotti had informants plant false information with the FBI and the feds are aware of the intelligence gleaned regarding accusations of Gotti middling relations between the Italian mob and the Latin Kings is compromised, per GR sources.

Last week, both Gangland News and the New York Daily Post reported the FBI was investigating Gotti’s possible role in arranging two Latin Kings meetings in 2019 held at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society Social Club in Springfield, Massachusetts, long known as home base for the Genovese crime family’s Western Mass. wing. The Latin Kings are an Hispanic organized crime group. Gotti led the Gambino crime family in the 1990s, taking over from his imprisoned father, the legendary John (The Dapper Don) Gotti, and is friends with the nephew of a Latin Kings shot caller.

Since Gotti left the mob behind in the 2000s after beating four racketeering trials, he’s been in an open beef with a former crew member of his named John Alite, who once helped the Gambinos run their affairs in Florida. Alite published a book on his life in the Gambino clan in 2015.

Alite turned government informant in 2008 and testified against Gotti the following year, admitting to committing murders on behalf of the Gambino regime with Gotti and being involved in a plan to kill Gotti when Gotti had a falling out with his uncles over Gambino business. Gotti’s dad, the Dapper Don, died behind bars of cancer in 2002.

In recent years, Alite and other anti-Gotti agitators have waged war against Junior Gotti on the internet and via social media barbs. Gotti and his brothers and sisters have fought back, lobbing their own on-line assault and doing media interviews attacking Alite. It’s unknown if it was Alite and his loyalists that were “tickling the wire” with the FBI, but GR sources claim the FBI knows the information coming to them was an attempt to twist the narrative related to Gotti’s links to the Latin Kings.

Gotti is friends with Genovese mob associate David (Fat Chicky) Cecchetelli, a convicted bookmaker from Springfield. Fat Chicky’s nephew, Michael (King Merlin) Cecchetelli, is the boss of the Latin Kings on the east coast. King Merlin, 40, reports directly to Latin Kings national leadership in Chicago and was indicted along with 60 Latin Kings and Latin Kings associates for racketeering back in December. Fat Chicky is facing an unrelated gun charge.

As part of the Latin Kings December 2019 indictment, U.S. Attorneys in Boston revealed recordings of a pair of meetings King Merlin held of east coast Latin Kings brass at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society Social Club. The 52-year old Fat Chicky has belonged to the club going on 30 years.

Gotti wasn’t at either of the Latin Kings gatherings hosted at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society Social Club. however, the feds were provided reports by informants that he helped broker the get-togethers. Gotti has never stepped foot in the club, per sources, and has never been involved in any illegal activity with the Cecchetellis, the east coast Latin Kings nor the Genovese crime family’s Springfield operations.

The club is the headquarters of Springfield mob crew chief Albert (The Animal) Calvanese, who once acted as a collector for Fat Chicky’s sports book before going to prison himself for a loansharking conviction in 2006. While locked up and awaiting trial in the early 2000s, Gotti made an alliance with the Latin Kings, according to FBI records. He hasn’t been connected to any Latin Kings’ business in well over a decade.

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