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February 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Mafia hit man Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, arrested last week for allegedly masterminding a statewide drug ring, was charged in Phoenix with racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering. Arizona state Atty. Gen. Janet Napolitano filed a new complaint, charging Gravano, three family members and 42 others with a total of 181 counts. Gravano, the confessed killer of 19 whose testimony helped put New York crime boss John Gotti behind bars, was being held on a $5-million cash bond.
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October 26, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was there in the photos, had anyone thought to look. A picture from a prom, where the theme was "Welcome to the Jungle," shows four beefy boys posing with hands chest high, fingers forming a white power salute in front of their ruffled tuxedo shirts. A snapshot, confiscated from a bulletin board in one young man's bedroom, reveals teenagers pointing their handguns at the camera lens.
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NEWS
March 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A Phoenix judge denied a request to drop drug charges against Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano after lawyers argued the former mob hit man was arrested without a proper warrant and was denied an attorney at his initial hearing. Attorney Larry Hammond made the arguments during a bond hearing for Gravano, who was arrested Feb. 24 and charged with involvement in an Ecstasy-selling ring.
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March 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A Phoenix judge denied a request to drop drug charges against Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano after lawyers argued the former mob hit man was arrested without a proper warrant and was denied an attorney at his initial hearing. Attorney Larry Hammond made the arguments during a bond hearing for Gravano, who was arrested Feb. 24 and charged with involvement in an Ecstasy-selling ring.
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October 26, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was there in the photos, had anyone thought to look. A picture from a prom, where the theme was "Welcome to the Jungle," shows four beefy boys posing with hands chest high, fingers forming a white power salute in front of their ruffled tuxedo shirts. A snapshot, confiscated from a bulletin board in one young man's bedroom, reveals teenagers pointing their handguns at the camera lens.
NEWS
February 25, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Mafia hit man Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano--whose testimony helped send crime boss John Gotti to prison for life--was arrested Thursday in Phoenix for his role in allegedly financing a drug ring that supplied the drug Ecstasy to the area's burgeoning "rave" scene, police said. Gravano and his wife, daughter and son were among 35 people arrested in early-morning raids around the Phoenix metropolitan area.
NATIONAL
August 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The brother of the late mob boss John Gotti pleaded not guilty to charges he plotted to kill Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, the mob hit man whose testimony helped send Gotti to prison. Peter Gotti, 62, entered the plea in federal court. He is accused of plotting with two co-defendants to murder Gravano, who was arrested on drug charges in Arizona before the slaying could be carried out.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The older brother of late mob boss John Gotti was sentenced to 25 years in prison in New York after being convicted of conspiring to kill mob informant Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano. Peter Gotti, 66, was also found guilty in December's trial on racketeering and extortion charges included in the federal court sentencing. He will not start the 25-year sentence until he finishes a nine-year prison term he began in 2002 for money laundering and racketeering.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Peter Gotti was convicted of trying to have Mafia turncoat Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano killed as payback for his testimony against Gotti's older brother, John. Federal prosecutors argued that Peter Gotti, 65, sought revenge against Gravano for his devastating testimony at John Gotti's racketeering and murder trial. The boss of the Gambino crime family was convicted in 1992 and died in prison a decade later. Gravano was arrested on drug charges before the hit could be carried out.
NEWS
March 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Salvatore (Sammy the Bull) Gravano will testify for the prosecution in the federal trial of his former close friend, John Gotti, reputed boss of the most powerful crime family. Prosecutors said that Gravano, arrested with Gotti in 1990, agreed after 10 months in jail to betray him. Gotti is charged with directing the 1985 killings of Paul Castellano and his bodyguard so he could replace Castellano.
NEWS
February 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Mafia hit man Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, arrested last week for allegedly masterminding a statewide drug ring, was charged in Phoenix with racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering. Arizona state Atty. Gen. Janet Napolitano filed a new complaint, charging Gravano, three family members and 42 others with a total of 181 counts. Gravano, the confessed killer of 19 whose testimony helped put New York crime boss John Gotti behind bars, was being held on a $5-million cash bond.
NEWS
February 25, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Mafia hit man Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano--whose testimony helped send crime boss John Gotti to prison for life--was arrested Thursday in Phoenix for his role in allegedly financing a drug ring that supplied the drug Ecstasy to the area's burgeoning "rave" scene, police said. Gravano and his wife, daughter and son were among 35 people arrested in early-morning raids around the Phoenix metropolitan area.
NEWS
July 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, the famed New York mob underboss-turned-informer, is making a new life in Phoenix with no fears that his former Mafia compatriots will come seeking revenge. Since leaving the federal witness protection program, Gravano has a business, a publicist and a lawyer. In a rare interview, Gravano told the Arizona Republic that he feels safe because he's become pals with FBI agents and U.S. marshals, who visit and talk with him by phone.
NEWS
May 3, 2001 | Associated Press
The son of former mob hit man Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano has been arrested by federal agents on organized crime charges from New York. Gerard Gravano, who was arrested Tuesday in neighboring Scottsdale, and his father were charged with witness tampering, conspiring to commit witness tampering, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise and possession with intent to distribute the drug Ecstasy in New York and Arizona.
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