The Gotti Wars: Taking Down America's Most Notorious Mobster (Compact Disc)

The Gotti Wars: Taking Down America's Most Notorious Mobster By John Gleeson, Adam Grupper (Read by) Cover Image
By John Gleeson, Adam Grupper (Read by)


A riveting, decades-in-the-writing memoir from the determined young prosecutor who, in two of America's most celebrated trials, managed to convict famed mob boss John Gotti--and subsequently took down the Mafia altogether.John Gotti was without a doubt the flashiest and feared Mafioso in American history. He became the boss of the Gambino Crime Family in spectacular fashion--with the brazen and very public murder of Paul Castellano in front of Sparks Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan in 1985. Not one to stay below law enforcement's radar, Gotti instead became the first celebrity crime boss. His penchant for eye-catching apparel earned him the nickname The Dapper Don; his ability to beat criminal charges led to another: The Teflon Don. This is the captivating story of Gotti's meteoric rise to power and his equally dramatic downfall. Every step of the way, Gotti's legal adversary--John Gleeson, an Assistant US Attorney in Brooklyn--was watching. When Gotti finally faced two federal racketeering prosecutions, Gleeson prosecuted both. As the junior lawyer in the first case--a bitter seven-month battle that ended in Gotti's acquittal--Gleeson found himself in Gotti's crosshairs, falsely accused of serious crimes by a defense witness Gotti intimidated into committing perjury. Five years later, Gleeson was in charge of the second racketeering investigation and trial. Armed with the FBI's secret recordings of Gotti's conversations with his underboss and consigliere in the apartment above Gotti's Little Italy hangout, Gleeson indicted all three. He flipped underboss Sammy the Bull Gravano, killer of nineteen men, who became history's highest-ranking mob turncoat--resulting in Gotti's murder conviction. Gleeson ended not just Gotti's reign, but eventually that of the entire mob. An epic, page-turning courtroom drama, The Gotti Wars is a brilliantly told crime story that illuminates a time in our nation's history when lawyers and mobsters dominated the news, but it's also the story of a tenacious young man, in the glare of the media spotlight, who mastered the art of becoming a great attorney.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781797143187
ISBN-10: 1797143182
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Language: English