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NATION : Mobster Gene Gotti Gets 50 Years

<i> From Times wire service</i> s

Gene Gotti, brother of Gambino mob boss John Gotti, was sentenced today to 50 years in prison for running a multimillion-dollar drug ring.

U.S. District Judge John R. Bartels ignored defense lawyers’ appeals for mercy in handing down the maximum sentence. “I have my obligations,” he said.

Co-defendant John Carneglia was also given 50 years and both were fined $75,000 each. Gotti, 42, and Carneglia, 44, were found guilty May 23 of being at the center of a major heroin trafficking ring. Authorities describe Gotti as a capo or captain in the Gambino crime family and Carneglia as a soldier in the organization.


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