(Ward, Jesse, Freelance NYDN/Ward, Jesse – Freelance NYDN)
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:37 PM
Another day, another raid on a house of Gotti.
Federal agents executed search warrants Wednesday at mob princess Victoria Gotti’s mansion on Long Island and at an auto parts store operated by her sons in Queens, authorities said.
A spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service confirmed that agents carried out raids at the locations.
The investigation is being overseen by a federal prosecutor from the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s tax fraud section, sources said.
It was the second raid by law enforcement on a Gotti home in recent weeks. Last month NYPD detectives stormed inside the former home of late “Teflon Don” John Gotti in Howard Beach to arrest the notorious’ crime boss’ grandson — also named John Gotti — for drug dealing.
Victoria Gotti, the author daughter of the late Gambino crime boss, has resided at the 6,000-square-foot, neoclassical-style mansion in Old Westbury for nearly three decades and it was the setting for the A&E reality show “Growing Up Gotti” also starring her three sons, John, Carmine and Frank.
Her three sons still live at home and they appear to be the targets of the probe rather than their mom, a source said.
Their father, Carmine Agnello, is a made member of the Gambino family and is currently awaiting trial in Cleveland in connection with a stolen car ring.
Lawyer Scott Leemon, who has represented Carmine Agnello in the past, said he was authorized to decline comment on the IRS raids.
During last year’s trial of Bonanno capo gangster Vincent Asaro — charged with participating in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa robbery at Kennedy Airport — a snitch secretly taped a conversation inside the auto parts store on Liberty Ave. in Jamaica. The snitch, Asaro’s cousin Gaspare Valenti, commented on the tape that the Gotti grandson “is a sweetheart.”