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You are about to hear about the life of John Gotti from his birth in New York to his becoming the head of the largest Mafia family in history I will tell you about his life from the time of his birth until his conviction for murder There is not enough information available to tell you everything but I will tell you what I can John Joseph Gotti was born into one of the poorest families in New York on October 27 1940 His father was a sanitation worker his Mother didnt work John was the youngest of five children Their was barely enough food to go around and meat was a luxury only to be eaten once a week The only clothes he had were hand-me-downs from his older brother Davis 60-61 As a child John impressed his teachers as having an uncontrollable temper A trait which he would someday value He was constantly getting into fights with older boys who tried to take his lunch money He soon got the reputation as one you didnt cross for fracturing an older boys skull in a classroom Gotti began running with smalltime gangs at the age of twelve after noticing a mobster named Albert Anastasia He soon joined a street gang called the Fulton-Rockaway Boys Davis 61-63 At the age of 16 Gotti dropped out of school and began to model his life after Anastasia John got a job with the gang he had earlier joined as a debt collector He was required to bust a lot of heads to complete his job This got him noticed by Angelo Bruno who was a soldier under none other than Anastasia John was required to do many odd jobs for BrunoDavis 63-64 In 1957 Carlo Gambino had Anastasia killedDavis 72 Gambino took in Gotti as an apprentice at the age of twenty
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