Sick gangster Peter Gotti is still a risk, despite his poor health, says the FBI, as they resist his request for early release from prison so that he can die at home
- Prosecutors said on Monday that Mafia boss Peter Gotti, despite his age and health, is still a & # 39; substantial danger to the community & # 39; formed
- He is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina after being imprisoned in 2002
- Gotti had released early because of his health so that he could die at home
- In a letter filed in court Monday, prosecutors urged a judge to reject Gotti's request because of the dangers of the Gambino family
Federal authorities say Mafia boss Peter Gotti should stay in jail because he still poses a risk after he asked for compassionate release because of his morbid health.
Prosecutors said Monday that the age of 79, despite his age and health, is still a & # 39; substantial danger to the community & # 39; formed.
He is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina after being imprisoned 17 years ago and convicted of two racketeering charges.
Gotti had requested early release in July due to his health and said his medical problems were enlarged prostate, gastric reflux, and early dementia.
Federal authorities say Mafia boss Peter Gotti should stay in jail because he still poses a risk after he asked for compassionate release because of his morbid health. He was detained for 25 years in 2002 (above)
Prosecutors filed a letter in Manhattan on Monday urging a judge to reject that argument.
"Despite his age and health, Gotti poses a significant threat to the community," said the letter signed by assistant American lawyer Jun Xiang.
& # 39; Gotti claims that he is incapable of violence due to his age and medical condition.
& # 39; The danger of a Gambino Family leader like Gotti is not that he will commit personal violence, but that he can order others to do so. & # 39;
A judge has yet to decide on Gotti & # 39; s request for merciful release.
Gotti was imprisoned shortly after he took over the Gambino family from his dying brother John in 2002.
He filed a seven-page motion in July and asked him to be released early and to get permission to return to his daughter's house in Howard Beach, Queens via compassionate release from prison under the First Step Act of 2018.
In his request, he said that he wants to help others not to make the life mistakes he has made.
& # 39; Having been detained for over 17 years, he has re-evaluated his thinking and reconsidered his moral values & # 39 ;, wrote his lawyer James Craven.
Prosecutors said on Monday that the age of 79 (left), despite his age and health, is still a & # 39; substantial danger to the community & # 39; formed. Gotti was imprisoned shortly after he took over the Gambino family from his dying brother John (right) in 2002
& # 39; He is no longer trying to justify his actions or to defend the choices he made that brought him to prison. & # 39;
His lawyer added that Gotti in no way denies his guilt or responsibility, but & # 39; now wants to tell anyone who wants to listen that there is really no benefit to illegal activities.
& # 39; He has hurt other people, including family members, and he wants to restore his life as well as possible. & # 39;
His lawyer said the crowd wants to die at home & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He is very seriously ill and is clearly at the end of his life and in a weakened medical condition, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; The health of his heart and lungs has deteriorated considerably in recent years.
& # 39; Compassionate release now would in no way minimize the seriousness of its violation, nor endanger anyone or anything. & # 39;
Peter & # 39; s attitude in attitude is a clear difference from his brothers John and Gene – the former would deny that he was part of a crime and the latter was recently released after 29 years in prison for dealing with heroin and refused to go to jail even a day earlier than his sentence.
His cousin Junior, the son of John, publicly denied that he was part of the crowd in 2005.
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