FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com AUGUST 11, 2016 • THE COURIER SUN 3 GOTTI GRANDSON GETS PINCHED FOR PEDDLING DRUGS By Robert Pozar ycki firstname.lastname@example.org/@robbpoz He’s apparently following in his grandfather’s footsteps to jail. John Gotti, 23, of Howard Beach — grandson Intoxicated Ozone Park woman drives into a JFK building, injuring a National Guard member By Anthon y Giu dice email@example.com/@A_ GiudiceReport A woman from Ozone Park has been arrested for crashing her car into a building at JFK Airport and hitting a uniformed National Guard member on Aug. 3, police said. According to officers, Tanya Hernandez, 30, of 95th Avenue in Ozone Park, was driving on the Van Wyck Expressway north service road at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, while allegedly impaired by alcohol and/or drugs when her car jumped the curb and struck building 111 at JFK. One on-duty National Guard member who was posted in the lobby of the building sustained injuries to his leg and hand when the car crashed into the building, police announced. He was transported to Jamaica Hospital. The crash also caused substantial glass damage to the front of the building, police said, but no structural damage. According to law enforcement agents, Hernandez received minor injuries and was placed under arrest by Port Authority police. She allegedly made statements about drinking all night and there was a small quantity of a suspected controlled substance found in the vehicle. Her driver’s license has two suspensions on two separate dates as well. Hernandez has been charged with assault in the third degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating an auto impaired by drugs, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and criminal mischief. of the late crime boss John Gotti — and seven other individuals have been charged for their alleged roles in a drug dealing scheme in the community and neighboring Ozone Park, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on Aug. 4. The younger Gotti’s home along with two other residences and the Rebel Ink Tattoo Parlor on Cross Bay Boulevard — of which Gotti is allegedly a partner in the business — were also raided by law enforcement agents on Thursday morning. The searches led to the recovery of more than $240,000 in cash, more than 850 Oxycodone and Xanax pills, drug ledgers and other records. Prosecutors said Gotti and the co-defendants — Melissa Erul, 23, of Lynbrook, Long Island; Michael Farduchi, 24, of Ozone Park; Eleonor Gabrielle, 27, of Howard Beach (Gotti’s girlfriend); Shaine Hack, 37, of Howard Beach; Edward Holohan, 50, of Glendale; Steve Kruger, 57, of Howard Beach; and husband and wife Dawn Biers, 46, and Justin Testa, 41, of Ozone Park — conspired to deal Oxycodone, Xanax and other prescription drugs illegally throughout Howard Beach and Ozone Park over the last 12 months. The NYPD’s Narcotics Borough Queens South and the Queens DA’s Narcotics Investigation Bureau busted the drug ring through an extensive investigation that included $46,000 worth of numerous, recorded undercover purchases of Oxycodone from Gotti and his alleged associates. Various surveillance techniques — including wiretaps and the installation of a listening device on an Infiniti G35 sedan that Gotti allegedly used — were also utilized during the course of the probe. “The drug in which the defendants are alleged to have primarily trafficked — Oxycodone — is especially popular with club patrons despite the fact that it poses serious health risks,” Brown said in a statement. “In recent months, we have seen a significant rise in the use and abuse of prescription painkillers. Drugs such as Oxycodone are extremely potent and have a high potential for abuse and death.” Prosecutors identified Gotti as the primary seller in the organization, offering Oxycodone pills to buyers for $23 or $24 per pill. Testa and Kruger allegedly worked with Gotti to supply him with the medication for sale. Hack was charged with allegedly storing the proceeds of the illegal drug sales and arranging some of the drug transactions. Law enforcement agents learned through an intercepted conversation that Hack claimed to be storing $200,000 of drug sale proceeds belonging to Gotti inside his apartment. Police initially arrested Gotti and Hack on June 30 in what appeared at first to be a routine traffic stop; Gotti was behind the wheel of a 2009 Jeep that cops believed had excessively dark windows. During a search of both suspects and the Jeep, officers recovered an assortment of drugs including more than 200 Oxycodone pills, steroids, Xanax, methadone and marijuana, as well as more than $7,800 in cash. Gotti was charged on Aug. 4 with operating as a major trafficker, criminal sale of a controlled substance, money laundering and conspiracy. Hack was also charged with money laundering and conspiracy. The others were variously charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy. Gotti is the grandson of the late John Gotti, the former head of the Gambino crime family who rose to prominence during the late 1980s. Based out of the Bergin Hunt and Fish Club in Ozone Park, the “Teflon Don,” as he was called, was known for not shying away from the spotlight even as he was the focus of repeated prosecutions for criminal activity. The elder Gotti was acquitted three times before finally being found guilty in 1992 on charges including murder, racketeering and conspiracy; he died in prison in 2003. Photo courtesy of PANYNJ An intoxicated woman jumped the curb and hit a National Guard member at JFK airport.
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