Mobster John Gotti’s former “right-hand man and adopted son,” says that Florida lawyers, one in particular, are bigger crooks than the Mafia ever was, a New York Family Lawyer was told. The former mobster and current government witness is suing his former divorce attorney for alleged “extortion of fees, legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.” He is seeking more than $2 million in damages.
The alleged legal malpractice stems from the time when the “adopted son” was going through a divorce from his estranged wife in Palm Springs, FL. The suit alleges that when he was exiting the courthouse at Delray Beach, FL, when he says he saw his divorce attorney in a compromising physical position. He went on to add that, in his own words, “I was walking out in the parking lot after a court hearing when I saw them together and he had his tongue down her mouth.” As part of his statements that are included in the lawsuit, his lawyer had an ongoing relationship with his wife’s attorney.
While his former attorney vehemently denies the allegations, the former “right-hand” of Gotti, refers to another incident that occurred in the courtroom when he raised the allegations during his divorce proceedings. He states that the female attorney rushed out of the courtroom, while in tears and with her client with her. She reportedly then went to the restroom and “laid on the floor kicking and screaming.” It was reported that his ex-wife had to calm the attorney before returning to the courtroom.
The former mob son also states in his claims that he has learned of yet another conflict of interest that involved the presiding judge and that female attorney’s law firm; sources told the NYC Family Attorney. He states that the judge’s current wife, who was his girlfriend at the time of the divorce proceedings, was in the employ of the female attorney’s firm at that time. He goes on to add that his attorney should have known about the judge’s conflict of interest and at least warned him of it. Courts in Manhattan and Suffolk County are trying to avoid situations like this.
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