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Daily Archives: September 20th, 2010

Joseph O'Kane testifying in the trial of John Gotti, Jr.

By Jerry Capeci for Huffington Post

Joseph O’Kane, a tough-guy gangster who took the witness stand on behalf of John (Junior) Gotti, spent most of his life on the wrong side of the law. Five months after he was murdered in his federal prison cell, his family believes that’s why they’re still having trouble getting the law on their side.

To date, no one has been charged with his death. Nor has anyone been accused of stealing his gold cross and watch, even though prison sources say an inmate admitted killing O’Kane soon after he was found fatally stabbed, and authorities have evidence that a second jailbird stole the jewelry as he lay bleeding to death.

O’Kane’s sister, Marie Lanza tells Gang Land that officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons and the FBI have been giving them the runaround about their respective investigations into the savage slaying of her brother on April 25.

read the rest by Capeci  Here