Press Release


Author Talk About the Gotti Crime Family to Begin at 7 p.m.

LAS VEGAS (August 2015) – On Thursday, September 10, John Alite will present an Author Talk at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Alite collaborated with George Anastasia to publish the book “Gotti’s Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti and the Demise of the American Mafia” and has 25 years of insider knowledge about the Gotti family from his career in organized crime.

“Gotti’s Rules” tells the story of Alite’s involvement with the Gotti family. Alite describes the Gottis as a “dysfunctional group of Mafia misfits” but acknowledges he isn’t innocent in his work for the American Mob. Alite worked with the family as a Mob enforcer and business partner during the 1980s and 1990s until he fled the country in 2003 to escape prosecution. One year later, Alite was captured and turned against the Gotti family, testifying as a government witness in several trials against John Gotti’s son, Junior Gotti.

This Author Talk is free with Museum admission and free for Museum Members. For more information, go to or call (702) 229-2734.

About John Alite

John Alite was a Mob enforcer for the Gotti family turned government witness. While working for John Gotti’s family, Alite committed violent acts and earned millions of dollars in racketeering. He lived lavishly across the world but later fled the country until being captured and asked to testify against the family that once employed him. Upon being released from prison in 2012, Alite collaborated with George Anastasia to publish “Gotti’s Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti and the Demise of the American Mafia.” Alite chose to decline participation in the Witness Protection Program and now resides in New Jersey.


The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit Connect on Facebook:, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.