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1992 Testimony of Gambino Underboss Salvatore (Sammy the Bull) Gravano, Part 1

" Joe Piney was the consigliere, Frankie (Loc) was acting consigliere. " — Sammy the Bull testimony  The 1992 murder and racketeering trial of top Gambino wiseguys John Gotti and Frank Locascio in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York resulted in Gotti's and Locascio's convictions and subsequent lifetime prison sentences. Sammy the Bull testified against John Gotti in 1992. In 2002, Gotti died of head and neck cancer at the federal prison hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at 61, nearly 10 years after he was flown (on an airplane, not his preferred mode of travel) to Marion Federal Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. In 2020,  Frankie Loc continues trying to wiggle out of this sentence (ironically, with Gravano's assistance), though the effort stalled last month when Brooklyn Federal Judge I. Leo Glasser squashed the compassionate release motion in a 12-page decision that targeted any notion that Frankie Loc was innocent of the murder of Gambin