Gotti Grandson Carmine Agnello Jr. Busted For Running Illegal Scrapyard

Carmine Gotti Agnello Jr., a grandson of late Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, copped a plea deal yesterday for running an illegal auto scrapyard in Queens.

A Queens criminal court judge reduced the charges to a misdemeanor in exchange for a $1,000 fine and a $4,605 forfeiture.

His lawyer Stephen Mahler says Agnello is a legitimate businessman who had simply been caught between licenses.

"His license had expired and he’d already been approved for a new one,” Mahler said, adding that his client didn't feel compelled to go to trial to prove that claim.

Agnello's license lapsed in December 2016, and he was arrested in July 2018 and arraigned on vehicle-dismantling and falsifying business records charges. Agnello’s business, LSM Auto Parts & Recycling, on Liberty Ave., in Richmond Hill, did not have a license to crush cars, authorities said.

The shop crushed about 400 vehicles between Feb. 14 and April 5.

Agnello tried to register the business in early June, then withdrew his application.

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When he was arrested, Agnello “admitted knowing that the business was unregistered and that his tow trucks bring in most of the cars which get scrapped,” the documents said.

The business has been unregistered since Sept. 2016, as per reports.

Agnello’s father, Carmine (The Bull) Agnello Sr., served seven years in federal prison for racketeering and tax evasion — and forfeited $10 million to the government after he was accused of dominating the scrap metal industry in Willets Point by using arson, extortion and threats to intimidate his competitors.

Carmine Sr. married Victoria Gotti, one of the Dapper Don’s two daughters. The couple divorced in 2002 and he moved to Cleveland, where in 2015 he was arrested and accused of stealing cars and illegally using dirt to weigh them down before selling them for scrap.

Last year, he pleaded guilty to gun possession in that case and agreed to pay a $180,000 fine, but avoided jail time.

Carmine Jr. and his two brothers starred more than a decade ago in the reality show, Growing up Gotti.