Friday, January 9, 2009

Gangster John Gotti dipped neighbour in acid bath

It's been one of the last unsolved mysteries from the gangland career of John Gotti.Whatever happened to the neighbor who accidentally ran over and killed the mobster's 12-year-old son Frankie - and then vanished?The answer may be found in Brooklyn court papers filed this week by federal prosecutors.They say John Favara was shot to death on orders of the outraged Gambino crime family boss - and his body was dissolved in a vat of acid.Prosecutors say a cooperating witness has fingered a 62-year-old former mobster as the perpetrator in the 1980 affair.The court papers are related to an upcoming racketeering trial.The story of Favara's untimely demise is revealed in court papers filed in the upcoming racketeering trial of reputed Gambino soldier Charles Carneglia, according to The New York Daily News. Authorities have long believed Carneglia to be responsible for disposing of Favara's body after he was shot in March 1980 on Gotti's orders, the Daily News reported. Favara's body has never been found.Carneglia told a fellow gangster, now a government witness, that he got rid of the body by putting it in a barrel of acid, Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Roger Burlingame told the newspaperNEW YORK