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Crime History: Mob icon John Gotti found guilty of murder, racketeering

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On this day, April 2, in 1992, flamboyant mob boss John Gotti was convicted of murder in a stunning blow to organized crime. Dubbed the Dapper Don for his stylish appearance, or the Teflon Don because authorities had trouble making charges stick to him, Gotti rose through the ranks of the Gambino crime family and seized power in 1985 after having then-boss Paul Castellano killed outside a...

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