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Daily Archives: October 6th, 2009


After accusing John “Junior” Gotti  of dozens of crimes in testimony for the prosecution that stretched over five days, John Alite faced defense questions about discrepancies in his estimates of how many people he shot as cross-examination of the mob turncoat began Tuesday in Gotti’s murder and racketeering trial. 

Gotti’s lawyer Charles Carnesi, suggesting that Alite is imprecise under oath, started the cross out slowly by pointing out that when Alite first testified early this year at the trial of Gambino family hit man Charles Carnesi, Alite said he had shot 30 people in his criminal career. By the time of the Gotti trial, the number had risen to 45.