Just in time for Christmas.
A Florida" id="PLGEO100100400000000">Florida federal judge has transferred the latest racketeering case against John "Junior" Gotti back to New York" id="PLGEO100100800000000">New York,
saying that the interests of justice call for such a move as a way of
preventing Gotti from suffering "unwarranted inconvenience" in his
pursuit of a fair trial.
Tampa" id="PLGEO100100404010000">Tampa federal court said the case will be transferred to Manhattan (New York City)" id="PLGEO100100804010000">Manhattan
federal court, where Gotti received three mistrials in efforts by
prosecutors here to convict him of running the affairs of the Gambino
"For my mother's sake and my brother's sake, I am just over the moon,"
said Victoria Gotti, of Old Westbury, "Junior" Gotti's sister.
Gotti was arrested in August and has been in custody since after he was
indicted by a Tampa grand jury on charges involving old racketeering
murder and drug charges. His defense attorneys argued that prosecutors
chose to indict him in Tampa to isolate him from his family and to make
it financially onerous for him to defend himself.