MILFORD — Richard Vito Gotti, a reputed member of the Gambino crime family, was arrested this month for assaulting a woman in Milford, police said.
Gotti, 70, allegedly struck the unnamed woman in the face, neck, and arm in a fight that happened around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, according to a statement released by the Pennsylvania State Police.
Gotti is also accused of choking the female victim, causing various injuries, police said.
After the beating, police said, Gotti drove the injured woman to Milford Urgent Care for treatment.
Police later arrested Gotti, who was arraigned before Pike County Magisterial District Judge Allen Cooper. Cooper released Gotti on his own recognizance, according to the statement.
Police said the fight took place at 123 Santos Drive in Milford.
State police spokesman Adam Reed confirmed that the man arrested in Milford has the same birth date as the man involved in crimes attributed to the Gambino Organized Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra.
Gotti, previously of Howard Beach, N.Y., was indicted in 2002 on charges of racketeering, money laundering, and conspiracy in crimes committed by members of the Gambino family against the International Longshoreman’s Association, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.