Why Did Federal Agents Raid Victoria Gotti's Home?



Peter Gotti departs Queens Criminal Court
after bail hearing.


Federal agents conducted authorized searches of Victoria Gotti's estate in the Long Island town of Old Westbury, as well as an auto-parts store located in the New York City borough of Queens.

The auto-parts shop is owned by Victoria's ex-husband Carmine Agnello, who is in jail pending a racketeering case, but it is run by the former couple's three sons.

The sons "appear to be the targets of the probe rather than their mom," the New York Daily News reported, adding that a federal prosecutor from the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's tax fraud section is overseeing the inquiry, which appears to have originated with the IRS.



Victoria's ex-husband's lawyer declined to comment for the News story, which referenced the 2015 trial of Bonanno mobster Vincent Asaro (who was found not guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court), noting:

A snitch secretly taped a conversation inside the auto parts store on Liberty Ave. in Jamaica. The snitch, Asaro's cousin Gaspare Valenti, commented on the tape that the Gotti grandson "is a sweetheart."

Valenti and Asaro greeted John Gotti Agnello at the auto parts store in November 2011. The two were there to see a mob associate known only as Jumbo.



Agnello is in jail pending trial on racketeering charges.


Read Victoria Gotti Takes Surreal Potshots at 'Mob Wives'

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Two weeks ago, a Queens judge used a new word to respond to a bail request submitted on behalf of another grandson of the legendary Gambino boss.

Fuhgeddaboudit, was the word the judge used in her reply, denying the requested bail.

"The mob prince, also named John Gotti, was charged with running a lucrative oxycodone drug ring and is being held in solitary confinement — something “cruel” and akin to “punishment,” defense lawyer Gerard Marrone said during the bail hearing at Queens Criminal Court, according to the News.

“We are dealing with an individual with psychological issues," Marrone said. “He’s had a very, very serious addiction issue for years."

The defendant's father is Peter Gotti, a son of the late Gambino crime boss John Gotti.

A $2 million bail package secured by property was available, Marrone said.

However, according to the News, Judge Dorothy Chin Brandt "didn't allow the issue to proceed to the point of discussing who would be coming forward to vouch for Gotti if he is sprung on bail."

Her reasoning was that he wasnt, so no one was needed to vouch for him.


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