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John Gotti was the New York City Gambino family crime boss in the 1980s. He took control of the organization after shooting rival crime boss Paul Castellano on December 16th, 1985, in Manhattan, New York. Gotti's consistent well-groomed, welldressed facade led to his nickname, the “Dapper Don.” He was also known as the “Teflon Don” because of his history with law enforcement: He had been charged five times but had never been convicted. He was finally arrested in 1990 when former underboss Gravano became a government informant. Gotti was convicted on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to murder and was sent to a maximum-security federal prison to serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole. He died of cancer in 2002 and was given ...

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