Mistrials

John Gotti Gets Off Again

A federal jury failed to convict John Gotti on Tuesday for the fourth time in four years, besting his father’s record of avoiding conviction three times. After a federal judge declared a mistrial, the mob boss, who stood accused of racketeering and murder conspiracy, walked out of the court house and said, “I want to go home and see my children.” The government has not yet decided whether or not it will prosecute Gotti a fifth time.