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Grandson of Gambino Crime Boss Arrested in NYC

John Gotti is the grandson of John Gotti, dubbed the "Teflon Don," who died in federal prison in 2002



    John Gotti, the 23-year-old grandson of the late Gambino crime boss for whom he is named, was arrested along with six others early Thursday on state narcotics charges, authorities said. Jonathan Dienst reports. (Published Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016)

    A lawyer says mobster John Gotti's namesake grandson says he's seeking out treatment while jailed on a drug charge.

    Attorney Gerard Marrone told the Daily News on Friday that the younger John Gotti is addicted to painkillers and has gone into a drug detox program at New York City's Rikers Island jail.

    A jail system spokeswoman declined to comment.

    The 23-year-old Gotti was arrested Thursday at the Queens home where his late grandfather once lived. He's charged with selling oxycodone pills.

    Queens District Attorney Richard Brown's office says undercover officers bought a total of over $46,000 worth of oxycodone from Gotti on 11 occasions.

    Marrone has said Gotti intends to fight the allegations.

    Gotti is among seven people arrested in the case.