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March 25, 1992 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John Gotti gets mad, Jerry Capeci gets a wake-up call. "Why don't you punch him (Capeci) in the (expletive) mouth?" the New York crime boss fumed during a wiretapped conversation played at his current murder trial. "Make an appointment, I'll punch him in the (expletive) mouth for you, that rat (expletive)." In the long and bloody saga of the "Dapper Don," there are many corpses. Wise guys who crossed the belligerent Gotti and paid the ultimate price.
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March 25, 1992 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John Gotti gets mad, Jerry Capeci gets a wake-up call. "Why don't you punch him (Capeci) in the (expletive) mouth?" the New York crime boss fumed during a wiretapped conversation played at his current murder trial. "Make an appointment, I'll punch him in the (expletive) mouth for you, that rat (expletive)." In the long and bloody saga of the "Dapper Don," there are many corpses. Wise guys who crossed the belligerent Gotti and paid the ultimate price.
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January 8, 1993 | Associated Press
Publisher Mortimer Zuckerman on Thursday completed his purchase of the Daily News, the troubled tabloid that was once the country's largest newspaper but was brought to near extinction by financial troubles. Zuckerman, a multimillionaire real-estate developer and magazine publisher, signed the $36.3-million transaction late Thursday and was to formally assume ownership today, said his spokeswoman, Sherrie Rollins.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1988 | Wm. K. Knoedelseder Jr. \f7
The record biz is taking its lumps, what with payola investigations and trial testimony about a reputed Mafia figure working inside a major company. Now comes insults on top of the injuries. It's in a just-out book (from Franklin Watts) called "Mob Star," about reputed Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. He's described in the subtitle as "the most powerful criminal in America." According to authors Gene Mustain and Jerry Capeci, on Jan.
NEWS
November 19, 2000 | MICHAEL HILL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Mob bosses came to this rural corner from across the country. They came in silk suits and jaunty hats. And when their secret meeting ended in a mad scramble, those natty outfits caused big problems. Runners heading into the woods got their slacks sopped in the wet grass. Burdocks stuck to their cashmere coats. Shiny shoes slipped. Worst of all, the white fedoras made it easier for the police to spot the fleeing men on that rainy gray day. "If they stood still nobody would have touched them.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1996 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
"Gotti" is one of the better mob movies of the decade, and surely the best gangster portrait ever made primarily for television, sending to U.S. homes a seethingly persuasive performance by Armand Assante as a Cosa Nostra boss arguably still less famous in the public eye for his thunder than for his elegant tailoring. HBO's movie may change that. The standard caution applies here.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1997
Education Stuff: Technology educators are gathering in Seattle this week for the 18th annual National Educational Computing Conference. The event, which runs today through Wednesday, will host more than 610 exhibitions of educational technology products and services for the K-12 and higher education communities. Keynote speakers at NECC97 include Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and cultural anthropologist Jennifer James. For more information, call (800) 280-6218 or check out http://www.wce.wwu.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2007 | Anthony M. DeStefano, Newsday
Statements made more than a decade ago by the star witness in a murder case against an FBI agent led to an embarrassing defeat Thursday for Brooklyn prosecutors, as a state judge threw out the case in midtrial. Citing what he saw as problems with the way the FBI handled mob informants, State Supreme Court Justice Gustin L. Reichbach discarded the four-count murder indictment against Roy Lindley DeVecchio and freed him of his $1-million bail restrictions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2007 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
He served 22 years behind bars on a conviction for heroin trafficking. The U.S. wanted to deport him -- and Italy wanted him back. But there was a problem: His name was Rosario Gambino, with alleged ties to the infamous Gambino crime family.
NEWS
August 2, 2002 | MARY MCNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until this week, it was difficult to imagine the circumstances that would bring the terms "organized crime" and "ice dancing" into the same sentence. But the recent arrest of alleged Russian mobster Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov on charges that he rigged two contests in last year's Winter Olympics closed that cultural divide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2005 | Richard Pyle, Associated Press
Vincent "The Chin" Gigante, the powerful New York mob boss who avoided prison for decades by wandering Greenwich Village's streets in a ratty bathrobe and slippers as part of an elaborate feigned mental illness, died Monday in prison, federal officials said. He was 77. Gigante died at the U.S. Medical Center for federal prisoners in Springfield, Mo., prison spokesman Al Quintero said. The cause of death was not immediately known, but Quintero said Gigante had a history of heart disease.
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