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Daily Archives: October 18th, 2014


Major-league mob mouthpiece who defended  ”Dapper Don” John Gotti is  dead

By Douglas Martin

James M. LaRossa, who numbered himself among “the last of the gladiators” — his characterization of defense lawyers — and proved it in decades of spirited courtroom battles on behalf of mob bosses, politicians, labor leaders and judges, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He was 82.

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NY Times