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CrimeCops eye link to Gene Gotti in hit that whacked Gambino crime boss, sources say

03:16  15 march  2019
03:16  15 march  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot and killed outside Staten Island home: sources

Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot and killed outside Staten Island home: sources Gambino crime family boss Frank (Franky Boy) Cali was gunned down and run over Wednesday night in a gory hit in front of his Staten Island home, police sources said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Cali, 53, was shot six times in the chest, and run over by a blue pickup truck on Hilltop Terrace near Four Corners Road in Todt Hill about 9:15 p.m. Medics took him to Staten Island University Hospital, where he died.

The boss of the Gambino crime family was shot dead in front of his Staten Island home Wednesday night The gunman sped off in a blue pickup truck after the hit , which one source described as Cali is the first mob boss to be slain in New York City since a fresh-faced John Gotti ordered the murder

The Gambino crime family (pronounced [ɡamˈbiːno]) is one of the "Five Families" that dominate organized crime activities in New York City, United States

Cops eye link to Gene Gotti in hit that whacked Gambino crime boss, sources say© Paul Fleet/Dreamstime/TNS Gambino crime family boss Frank (Franky Boy) Cali was killed on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in a gory hit in front of his Staten Island, N.Y., home, police sources said.

NEW YORK - Gene Gotti, released from prison six months ago after serving 29 years for dealing heroin, may be under the watchful eye of authorities looking for links to the brutal execution of a reputed Gambino gangster, sources told the New York Daily News on Thursday.

Cops are chasing down several theories over who was behind the bloody assassination of Frank "Franky Boy" Cali, an alleged Gambino boss - including whether Gotti, the younger brother of late Gambino godfather John Gotti and a capo before going to prison, is now looking to claw back his stake in the family business.

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Gene Gotti (born 1946) is a New York mobster with the Gambino crime family who was a major drug trafficker. Born to John and Fannie Gotti

John Joseph Gotti Jr. (/ˈɡɒti/, Italian: [ˈɡɔtti]; October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) was an Italian-American gangster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City.

Cali, 53, died in a hail of gunfire outside his Staten Island home late Wednesday. The gunman fired up to 12 times, striking Cali six times in the chest on Hilltop Terrace near Four Corners Road in Todt Hill about 9:15 p.m.

Cops on Thursday were searching the area and Staten Island's bridges for surveillance video that might have caught the getaway vehicle - a blue or silver pick-up truck - as it fled the borough.

But the vehicle may also have been ditched at a demolition site, a law enforcement source said.

Cali's family didn't cooperate with police requests to review the surveillance video captured on their home security system - forcing cops to get a warrant to review the recordings, sources told the Daily News.

His execution ignited fears of a civil war within the Gambino family sparked by the 73-year-old Gotti's return - or a mob war, if it turns out Cali was killed by a member of a rival family.

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Gene Gotti was infamously caught blabbing over telephones tapped by the FBI, which recorded him describing his older brother as a ”powerhouse captain” about three years before John allegedly took over the Gambinos by ordering the 1985 assassination of boss Paul “Big Paul” Castellano outside

This is an incomplete list of crime bosses . This list is arranged alphabetically by last name, and broken into categories by year that an individual is believed to have assumed leadership of a criminal organization. James Dolan (1848–1898), natural causes. Johnny Dolan (1849–1876), executed.

"It's total speculation," a source said about a possible Gotti link. "But it's also something to look out for. Was Gene trying to reclaim some of his business and Cali wasn't going for it?"

Investigators are looking at other angles as well: a rubout by Cali's underlings or someone who had a personal beef with the Sicilian-born mobster.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday echoed the shock felt by the city in the wake of the vicious slaying.

"We thought those days were over," the mayor said. "Very surprising, but I guess old habits die hard."

Neighbors, watching as cops loaded a silver SUV onto a police truck outside Cali's home Thursday, were equally stunned.

"It's shocking," said Karen Curitore, 62. "It's one thing if somebody's house was robbed, but to hear that someone around the corner has been gunned down in their driveway, that's disconcerting."

Cali, who served on the Gambino family's ruling panel for several years, was elevated to acting boss in 2015, replacing then 68-year-old Domenico Cefalu, authorities say.

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When Gotti ascended as the new Gambino boss , Chin never regarded him an equal, a partner or a friend. Gigante viewed the interloper as a Longtime Luchese soldier Al D’Arco recalled the Chin’s initial plan was to deliberately not whack Gotti in a quick strike, the way Castellano was taken down.

His murder recalled the 1985 execution of Gambino boss Paul Castellano, who was ordered shot dead by John Gotti in front of Midtown's Sparks Steak House, in the most infamous mob hit in the city's recent history.

John Gotti, who took over the Gambino family after Castellano's shooting, died in prison in 2002. Cefalu reportedly ousted Gotti's kin to head the Gambino family in 2011.

Cali's ties to the mob ran deep. His wife is the niece of Gambino capo John Gambino. His brother Joseph and brother-in-law Peter Inzerillo are reputed Gambino soldiers.

He rose quickly through the ranks of organized crime, becoming a powerful capo before the age of 40, less than a decade after he became an inducted member, according to court papers.

Federal authorities tried to put a stop to Cali's rise in the late 2000s after he completed a 16-month sentence for an extortion scheme connected to a failed bid to build a NASCAR track on Staten Island.

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(Jillian Jorgensen contributed to this story.)

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Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City.
The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti.Police said Thursday they were reviewing surveillance-camera video of the attack on Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, who was gunned down Wednesday night at his red-brick colonial-style house in a quiet Staten Island neighborhood. The assailant sped off in a pickup truck, police said. No immediate arrests were made. The motive for the attack was under investigation, police said.

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