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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1990 file photo, John Gotti, right, arrives at court in New York. The Gambino family was once among the most powerful criminal organizations in the U.S., but federal prosecutions in the 1980s and 1990s sent Gotti and other top leaders to prison, diminishing its reach. The last Mafia boss to be shot to death in New York City was Gambino don Paul Castellano, assassinated outside a Manhattan steakhouse in 1985 at the direction of Gotti, who then took over the organization. On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, the reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was gunned down outside his home, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, the custom-tailored tabloid regular Gotti. (AP Photo/David Cantor, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press March 14, 2019
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