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John Joseph Gotti

Summary: This biography of John Gotti reveals his background, his rise to power in the Gambino Crime Family, the development of his reputation as the "Teflon Don," and his eventual arrest and conviction in 1990. Despite his life of crime, Gotti had many supporters, particularly in the wake of his conviction and at his funeral in 2002, and is still widely remembered.
John Joseph Gotti was born in the Bronx on October 27, 1940. John was the fifth out of eleven children belonging to John Sr. and Fannie. The family was very poor and some of John's siblings ended up dying at an early age because of bad health care. According to Gotti, his father wasn't a hard worker and the family was forced to live in the poorest section of the South Bronx. John learned to use his fists when he was young. He had a quick temper and was in fights often. He was known as the bully in school and picked on anyone that had a better life than he did. Teachers called him a problem child and a distraction to the classroom. It wasn't until John was ten years old, that the family could afford to move to a nicer area in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

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