Gambino crime family’s elder Gotti, Peter, dies in prison

The brother of notorious Gambino crime boss John Gotti has died while serving a federal prison sentence, a person familiar with the matter has told The Associated Press. The 81-year-old Peter Gotti died Thursday of natural causes while incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. Gotti was sentenced to a 25-year term for his conviction in 2003 on racketeering and other charges alleging he took charge of the Gambinos after his brother was locked up. A former mobster and close confidant of John Gotti says Peter’s kindness got in the way of leading the crime family.