Catherine Gotti Bio, Wiki
Catherine Gotti is the ex-wife of Peter Gotti, an American mobster who was the boss of the Gambino crime family and the older brother of former Gambino boss John J. Gotti. Her ex-husband is being reported to have died at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina on Feb 25th, 2021 at the age of 81.
Catherine Gotti Divorced Peter Gotti in 2005
Catherine divorced her husband in April 2005 following 44 years of marriage after Catherine discovered love letters from his mistress, Marjorie Alexander who later committed suicide. Her lawyers apparently didn’t notify the government until now that she was entitled to a chunk of the pension.
During Gotti’s trial, federal prosecutors released information revealing that Gotti was having an affair with Marjorie Alexander, a longtime girlfriend. Alexander then publicly acknowledged the liaison and declared her love for Gotti. In response, Gotti berated Alexander for causing the publicity and broke off all contact with her. Alexander later committed suicide in 2004. During this time, his wife Catherine filed for divorce, which was finalized in 2006.
When she divorced Gambino crime boss Peter Gotti, she got a house in Howard Beach, Queens, the 1999 Lincoln Continental, and most of his pension from the Sanitation Department but Prosecutors grabbed the convicted gangster’s pension before Catherine Gotti could get her share under the settlement.
She went to court back in 2004 following the Prosecutors move to ask a federal judge to show her the money.
“Catherine Gotti is the proper owner of a certain percentage of the pension,” her lawyer contends in papers filed in Brooklyn Federal Court. “Catherine Gotti has not been convicted of any wrongdoing, nor are any charges pending.”
Until his arrest for racketeering in 2002, Peter Gotti then 67, had agreed to hand over 71% of the check to his ex-wife under the settlement, but the feds began garnishing his pension in 2005 after Gotti was convicted to settle a judgment against him.
Peter Gotti Death & Cause
On February 25, 2021, Gotti died at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina, at the age of 81. Gotti, who had been sentenced to 25 years in jail after being convicted in 2003 on racketeering and other charges, died of natural causes at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, the Associated Press reported.
The Bronx native served more than 17 years behind bars and had been recently seeking an early release because of his poor health. Gotti had been suffering from thyroid problems, and was blind in one eye, Lewis Kasman, a former mobster and John Gotti confidant, told the AP.
Former Gambino family boss and brother of John Gotti, Peter Gotti has passed away at the age of 81. He has been in jail since 2003 and been trying to get a compassionate release recently due to health problems pic.twitter.com/l7vNoTiLep
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