Gov't won't seek 5th trial against John 'Junior' Gotti

(AP) - The federal government has decided not to seek afifth racketeering trial against John "Junior" Gotti, son of thenotorious Gambino family crime boss. The U.S. Attorney's Office issued a one-paragraph statementWednesday saying prosecutors had decided not to seek another trial"in light of the circumstances." Judge Kevin Castel signed anorder approving the request to drop the case. The 45-year-old Gotti insists he left organized crime a decadeago. He has been free on $2 million bail since a jury deadlocked onDec. 1 after deliberating for 11 days, forcing a mistrial. He spentthe holidays at home on Long Island with his family. Three trials in 2005 and 2006 also had ended in hung juries.

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