Gotti grandson called to testify in car arson case


By Daniel McDonald -

The grandson of late Gambino mob boss John Gotti has been slapped with a subpoena to testify before a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, the Daily News has learned.
Prosecutors want to question John Gotti, 22, whose father is mob scion Peter Gotti, in connection with an arson fire that flared up amid a dispute between two pizzerias in Queens, sources said.
His uncle, John (Junior) Gotti, was the crime family’s former acting boss.
Defense lawyer Gerard Marrone said Gotti is scheduled to appear March 16 in Brooklyn Federal Court, but he will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
“He had nothing to do with this crime and we feel it is only harassment because of his last name and because he’s the grandson of John Gotti," Marrone said.
Gotti is in the process of opening a tattoo parlor in Ozone Park, the lawyer said.
Last month, the FBI arrested Gino Gabrielli, 22, a waiter at Aldo’s Pizzeria in Howard Beach, on charges that he torched a Mercedes Benz leased by the owner of Sofia’s Pizzeria in nearby Ozone Park.
The eatery owners — Gabrielli’s grandfather Aldo Cantore owns Aldo’s pizzeria — had been feuding after Sofia’s allegedly beat him out for a $1,300 catering gig.
Gabrielli’s sister has been dating Gotti, but it is unclear what the feds think he knows about the incident.
The waiter’s lawyer Joseph DiBenedetto declined to comment.
Gabrielli allegedly set himself on fire during the crime and suffered burns on his leg. A surveillance video shows him going up in flames, according to court papers.
Shortly after the fire, he sought medical treatment at Jamaica Hospital.
John Gotti, known as the Teflon Don, once headed the Gambino crime family. He died in 2002 at 61 while serving time in federal prison.