Mobster John Alite, who testified against John “Junior’ Gotti in 2009, is giving the movie about John Gotti Sr. a horrible review.
The film “Gotti,’’ with John Travolta in the title role, features “bad acting’’ and “horrible writing,’’ Alite told The Post. He complained that a “good-looking actor plays [Gotti], who [was] an awkward-looking gorilla.’’
“Street guys around the world . . . don’t give two f–ks about that bulls–t name that destroyed the mob,” he added. “He was never a legit street guy and all of us real killers [and] gangsters know this.’’
John Edward Alite also known as Johnny Alletto is an American FBI informant. An associate of the Gambino crime family and John A. Gotti in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, he fled in 2003 after learning he had been targeted for murder. He traveled to twenty countries in Europe and South America.
While living in Brazil, he was served with an Interpol arrest warrant. He spent two years in Brazilian prisons and was extradited to the US in 2006. He was convicted on several counts of murder conspiracy and racketeering and was sentenced in 2011 to 10 years in prison. He was a prosecution witness against former associates, Gotti and Charles Carneglia.
Alite and Gotti met in their teens and began engaging in criminal enterprises, according to federal prosecutors. Alite has testified that he and Gotti ran a cocaine trafficking ring in the Forest Hills section of Queens and extracted a tax from other dealers. By the 1990s, Alite says that the ring was earning $1 million a month. On February 14, 1988, Gotti was best man at Alite’s wedding in Queens. The date was selected not because it was Valentine’s Day, but as a sign of respect for Gotti because it was his birthday.
According to Alite, his relationship with Gotti and the Gambino leadership soured in 1994 when he confronted an associate, Carmine Agnello. Alite claims that he had been having an affair with Agnello’s wife Victoria Gotti, and grew angry when he believed that Agnello was beating her. Victoria Gotti denied the affair. After a tense reconciliation meeting with Gotti, Alite received the family’s permission to move to Tampa, FL, where he had an interest in a valet business run by a friend, Ronnie “One Arm” Trucchio and ran a crew for the Gambino family.
Soon afterwards, Alite and Trucchio became involved in a valet company in Tampa, FL., which parked cars at local businesses. Authorities said Alite used his alleged mob ties to threaten and intimidate others in the Tampa valet business. Prosecutors, and Alite, also say that he also arranged for the purchase of Mirage, a Tampa nightclub.
In 1995, Alite was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm in violation of a parole agreement and spent three years in prison. After his release, Alite earned an additional three months back in prison for acting as a go-between for corrupt prison guard Troy Kemmerer who was smuggling sperm donation kits in and out of Allenwood Federal Prison for inmate Antonino Parlavecchio, who was trying to impregnate his wife Maria.
As federal racketeering indictments were handed down for his group’s activities in the Tampa area, Alite fled to Rio de Janeiro in January 2004 and lived and worked in the Copacabana neighborhood, according to the Brazilian Federal Police. He lived there for 10 months before authorities arrested him. He served two years in prison in Brazil while fighting extradition, but was eventually handed over to federal authorities in Tampa, FL, for trial in 2006.