SOLD OUT: Taking Down Gotti: The Prosecutor Who Put the Teflon Don Away
Join The Mob Museum for an eye-opening account of one of the most prominent cases in Mafia history. John Gleeson, the federal prosecutor who took down New York Mafia boss John Gotti, reveals the inside story of how it was done. Gotti, the flashy and feared don of the Gambino crime family, proved difficult for the FBI and prosecutors to put away. He won three trial acquittals in the 1980s, earning the nickname the “Teflon Don.” But Gleeson, with help from Mafia turncoat Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, finally sent Gotti to prison in 1992.
Program from 7 to 8 p.m. Book Signing from 8 to 9 p.m.
John Gleeson, currently a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, has had distinguished careers as a federal prosecutor, federal judge, and practicing defense attorney. He was lead counsel in the successful racketeering-murder trials of John Gotti and Vic Orena, respectively the bosses of the Gambino and Colombo crime families, for which he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award. As a United States District Judge in Brooklyn, he presided over more than 200 civil and criminal jury trials. Gleeson currently teaches at New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School, and Yale Law School. He lives in New York City with his family.