John Gotti (aka The Teflon Don) of the Gambino Crime Family
The investigation, arrest and conviction of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti (aka The Teflon Don). By December 1985, Gotti, one of the most highly known and respected Italian-gangster, had assumed his place as the new Don of the Gambino crime family in New York with the assassination of his boss, Paul Castellano. When the FBI convinced Gotti’s underboss, Salvatore Gravano, to testify against him, the jury came back with their verdict: guilty on all counts. At his peak, Gotti was one of the most powerful and dangerous crime bosses in the United States.