Alite estimates he made millions of dollars, owned nine homes, six businesses and three nightclubs. He said the priority now is keeping his 21-year-old son John Jr. “I took my kids to a Yankees game and it humbled me because we sat in the bleachers and I used to sit in box seats,” he explained.
on the straight and narrow and disrupting the mob’s recruiting pipeline of young men lured by false dreams of money and honor — like he was while growing up in Woodhaven, Queens. “Before I went to jail I was a good father but I was like two different people. “But that’s part of life now and I am trying to make it the right way this time.” “I get up at now looking for work, I get depressed, I go to therapy,” he said about working construction.
“I can’t wait for Friday and I’ll never forgive him. Alite’s scorn goes beyond Junior to his father, the Teflon Don.
He laughs at the mention of a major motion picture about the elder John Gotti that Junior backs — calling it a “Cinderella” fairy tale that takes liberties with the truth.
GAMBINO GOON ON TRIAL FOR MURDERS WITNESS CLAIMS WERE SANCTIONED BY GOTTI "JUNIOR" MOB RAT ALITE OUT TO HUMILIATE GOTTI JUNIOR “They have always had a sense of forgiveness and I will be sticking up for them,” he said about the Gotterup family in an exclusive interview with The Daily News.
Alite didn’t take the stand at Burke’s murder trial last year, but he sparred with Gotti during the mob boss’ 2009 federal trial on charges that he approved the Gotterup killing.
Debra Gotterup, of Long Island, said said she believes he’s sincere.But his testimony did result in guilty pleas by other crew members and the conviction of Gambino hitman Charles Carneglia.In addition to their business partnership, Alite and Junior used to be fast friends.GOTTI'S DEFENSE PAINTS MOB TURNCOAT ALITE AS LYING, MURDERING NUT Now, Alite is ready to deliver a knockout punch to his ex-crony on behalf of Gotterup’s family.“He (Burke) was a coward then and he’s still a coward for not owning up to his crime and apologizing to the family.” Alite said he will out Burke, who faces life in prison, as a fraud for portraying himself on an Internet blog as a Bible-quoting Christian who claims to have found religion in prison.“If he really believes the Bible, then he should tell the truth,” Alite, 50, said.Alite has kept a low profile since he was released from prison last spring after completing a 100-month sentence for his part in Gotterup’s murder.“I know there’s guys on the street who want me,” Alite said. So the next time you decide to write on the computer, try talking to your God to guide you and stand on your own two feet, not like a coward, a junkie or a liar.” “If you are really honest to that Bible that you claim, you will make amends with this family and finally apologize to them today!In between his arrest in September in 1984 on assault and robbery charges following a fight over a parking space, and his indictment with nine other mobsters in March 1985, John Gotti found time to give away his youngest daughter, Victoria, in marriage to Carmine Agnello in December 1984.“He’s trying to change his life and I believe everyone deserves a second chance,” she said.As for Burke, she’s looking forward to seeing him sentenced to prison today in Brooklyn Federal Court.