Gravano in Talks with Production Companies

Salvatore "Sammy The Bull" Gravano is talking with production companies about debuting his own television show when he departs prison,
Sammy Gravano's mugshot.

Salvatore "Sammy The Bull" Gravano is talking with production companies about debuting his own television show when he departs prison.

The former Gambino mobster pleaded guilty to 19 murders in an agreement to testify against John Gotti.

And his reality star daughter Karen is helping him negotiate with television executives. (Last week I slated this story for today; it was not my intention to publish this on the day Karen's co-star, Big Ang, died of cancer.)

"There are production companies out there that are very interested in producing something on his life story," Karen told the New York Daily News.

"They have contacted me and we're in - I don't want to say we're in any kind of deal-making situations yet - but we're into bouncing around a couple of ideas."

"He's very infamous and famous and now I'm famous," Karen said.

"Publicly, at this point he can stand up for what he did and be accountable and maybe he could set the record straight on a lot of what happened between him and John Gotti," said Karen.

However, Gravano Sr. won't be following his daughter into the reality TV business.

Sammy “The Bull” Gravano was jailed in 2002 for his part in an Ecstasy-dealing ring in Arizona. He was sentenced to 19 years in prison for masterminding an Ecstasy drug ring.

"I think we're open for discussion on a lot of things, but no," said Karen, "he doesn't want to make a mockery of himself and go out every day and be followed and fight and argue. That's not who he is."

"There are a couple of ideas that have been thrown out to him that I really can't speak of it," she added.

She said one possible scenario would be her producing a television show about her father's life.

Gotti's daughter, Victoria, and grandchildren Frank, Carmine and John, famously starred in the reality show Growing Up Gotti.

Some writers have a proclivity to compose sentences like: Gravano decided to become a government witness and testify against John Gotti, as if the lifelong gangster just woke up one morning and said, "ah what the hell!"

I can assure you that Gravano had no intentions of doing anything but continuing to steal and live the Mafia life. It was John Gotti's incessant need to not only talk and talk and talk, but pin specific murders to Sammy, in addition to calling him greedy, that got them both, along with Frank Locascio, arrested.

If there is anyone perhaps unfairly treated in wake of the FBI's Ravenite raid it most certainly is Frank "Frankie Loc" LoCascio (born 1933) who is still serving that prison sentence.

Locascio is 79 years old this year and is hooked to an oxygen tank. He has exhausted all his appeals and his last gambit (that I am aware of) was his effort to prod the FBI to enhance a December 12, 1989 audiotape he claims will exonerate him. The tape was recorded inside the apartment above the Ravenite -- and  Frankie Loc claims that there's a garbled inaudible section during which he told Gotti that Louie DiBono was coming to see him with $50,000 and that Gotti should just take it and let the man alone. (However, even saying on tape, "Hey, I don't think you should kill this guy" still doesn't get you off because, as per the law, it means you were aware of a murder conspiracy to be able to formulate such an opinion in the first place.

Sammy later claimed in his book Underboss that he and Frankie Loc were planning on killing Gotti if they beat the case. They never did. Sammy flipped and Frankie Loc went down with Gotti.