"Junior" Gotti indicted

August 5, 2008 12:59:27 PM PDT
A Manhattan judge has ordered John A. "Junior" Gotti held without bail after his arrest on conspiracy charges linking him to three killings and large-scale cocaine trafficking. Gotti will remain in custody until his removal to Florida. Earlier Tuesday, federal prosecutor Robert O'Neill in Tampa announced the indictment of the 44-year-old Gotti and five other men. The allegations include the three New York slayings in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The FBI arrested Gotti - the son of the late Gambino family crime boss John Gotti - at his Long Island home.

The indictment accuses him of leading a branch of the Gambinos that operated in Florida, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania since about 1983.

If convicted, he faces life in prison.