Optimum Customers: Important information about your Newsday digital access and an exclusive offer.

LEARN MORE
TODAY'S PAPER
67° Good Morning
67° Good Morning
Long IslandCrime

Gotti grandson charged with running illegal auto recycling yard, DA says 

Attending the viewing of their reality television show

Attending the viewing of their reality television show "Growing up Gotti," are John Gotti Agnello, left, Frank Gotti Agnello, and Carmine Gotti Agnello, all grandsons of the late mob boss John Gotti, on July 27, 2004, in Manhattan. Photo Credit: AP / Julie Jacobson

A grandson of the late mob boss John J. Gotti was arrested Wednesday on charges he ran an illegal auto recycling yard in Queens, officials said.

Carmine Agnello, 31, of Old Westbury, who is one of three sons of Gotti’s daughter, Victoria, was freed on his own recognizance late Wednesday by Queens Criminal Court Judge Scott Dunn, according to a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Agnello, who appeared with his brothers and mother on the 2004 A&E series “Growing Up Gotti,” was charged in a Criminal Court complaint with engaging in the business of vehicle dismantling for scrap without being registered under state law. The offense is a felony.

Agnello, known as Carmine Agnello Jr., was also charged with falsifying business records, a class A misdemeanor.

According to the complaint, from January 2017 until Wednesday, investigators observed piles of stacked and crushed vehicles at LSM Auto Parts and Recycling, 155-11 Liberty Ave. Investigators also saw a construction claw crane at the location being used to lift, move and crush numerous vehicles bearing no license plates, the complaint stated.

A search at the location on Wednesday by the NYPD auto crime division found various business records that indicated vehicles had been dismantled without proper registration since December 2016, the complaint alleged.

Defense attorney Scott Leemon declined to comment on the case when he was reached late Thursday.

Agnello’s father, also named Carmine, received a 9-year federal prison sentence in 2001 for racketeering and tax evasion.

Latest Long Island News