- Associated Press - Thursday, March 2, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Mobster John Gotti’s namesake grandson has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to selling oxycodone pills in New York City.

The 23-year-old Gotti was arrested in August at the Queens home where his late grandfather once lived.

Prosecutors say undercover officers bought more than $46,000 worth of oxycodone from Gotti on 11 occasions.

In a letter to the judge, Gotti expressed remorse for his actions, which he called a youthful indiscretion.

At his sentencing Thursday, Gotti’s lawyer said his client will likely be out of prison in about four years.

Gotti will also forfeit more than $250,000 in seized drug proceeds.

Gotti’s grandfather was the former boss of the Gambino crime family. He died in prison in 2002.


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