Victoria Gotti’s million-dollar New York mansion, which famously debuted on reality TV show Growing Up Gotti, has been foreclosed on by a bank.
The $2.65 million Old Westbury home once belonged to Victoria’s mob boss father, John Gotti, and has been abandoned since the FBI raided the mansion in 2016 as part of a tax fraud investigation into the mob daughter and her sons, according to Page Six.
Now, JP Morgan Chase National Bank snapped up the home for $2.65 million in October when it was auctioned.
The Long Island mansion appears to be in need of some work as seaweed fills the partially empty pool and weeds are peeking through the cement.
Victoria Gotti’s multi-million dollar home was bought by JP Morgan in October. The house was featured on A&E’s reality TV show Growing Up Gotti from 2004-2007 with Victoria and her sons. Pictured: the mansion before the raid
Victoria Gotti left the home in 2016 after it was searched by the FBI in connection with a tax fraud investigation into her family. Family: Victoria and sons (lr) John, Frankie and Carmine all starred in the reality TV show Growing Up Gotti. The family is pictured here in 2004
The Gotti family’s auto parts business – run by Victoria’s sons Carmine, John and Frank Gotti Agnello – was also raided by the FBI in 2016.
Carmine Agnello, Victoria’s ex-husband, ran the shop until he handed it over to his sons.
THE NEW YORK MOB
The mafia in New York traditionally consists of five “families”
Gambino – named after its founder Carlo Gambino. John Gotti became leader of the Gambinos in 1985 when he ousted his boss “Big Paul” Castellano
Colombo – Named after 1930s leader Joe Colombo, his current boss, Carmine “The Snake” Persico, is in prison at the age of 83
Bonanno – Founded by ‘Joe Bananas’ Bonanno, it suffered a major setback in 2004 when boss ‘Big Joey’ Massina ratted on his buddies and twisted the state’s evidence
Genovese – named after former boss Vito Genovese, was once run by Vincent “The Oddfather” Gigante, who escaped from prison by feigning insanity
Lucchese – traditionally one of the smaller families, they made headlines in the 1970s with their role in the French Connection heroin smuggling ring
Victoria Gotti left Agnello some 19 years ago after he was exposed for cheating on her with his secretary in Queens – and also convicted of racketeering.
The family rose to fame in Growing Up Gotti, which ran on A&E from 2004 to 2007.
According to NBC, it was canceled due to poor ratings.
It seems that Victoria has had a long foreclosure battle with JP Morgan for nearly two decades.
Victoria became the sole owner of the home in 2004.
She reportedly owed JP Morgan $650,000 in mortgage payments in 2009 after failing to pay for two years.
At the time, Gotti had a plan to use her ex-husband’s money from the country, which he was losing when he was convicted, to pay off the house.
But it’s unclear if she ever did.
“I will never lose this house,” Gotti previously told the New York Daily News.
Victoria had previously attempted to sell the home for $4.8 million, despite it being valued at $3.2 million at the time, the news outlet reported.
Victoria’s rise to fame began with her father, John, who rose to prominence in the late 1980s when he was nicknamed “The Teflon Don” for his ability to hit various rap sheets.
JP Morgan Chase National Bank snapped up the house for $2.65 million in October when it was auctioned. In the picture: the house before the attack
The Long Island mansion appears to be in need of some work as seaweed fills the partially empty pool and weeds are peeking through the cement. Pictured: the house recently
The house has been deserted since the family moved out
Victoria became the sole owner of the home in 2004. Pictured: the house before the raid
The house features marble tops and white cabinets
The house appeared to have been torn apart in some areas after the FBI raid
Apparently the house was under construction. It is unclear if the construction is new
Shrubs appeared to be growing over a playset on the property
The FBI’s work seemed to have sat untouched in the living room since 2016
Books stayed on the home’s shelves after being abandoned for years
He was also known as “Dapper Don” because he always appeared in public impeccably dressed in expensive suits.
John became head of the Gambino family — one of five families traditionally dominating the mob in New York — in 1985 after ordering a hit on his boss, Paul “Big Paul” Castellano.
Castellano and his chauffeur were shot outside the Sparks Steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan. Gotti apparently watched as the hit came from a car parked across the street.
Gotti was never held accountable for the Castellano murder and was acquitted of other crimes in two separate trials, both surrounded by rumors of jury tampering and intimidation.
Finally, in 1992, Gotti was convicted under the new RICO laws — which target mafia bosses — and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for racketeering and murder.
Despite Victoria’s connection to her mob father, she previously claimed that she doesn’t associate herself with the family business
John Gotti was the head of the Gambino crime family. He died in prison in 2002
Despite Victoria’s connection to her mob father, she previously claimed that she doesn’t associate herself with the family business.
“The preconceptions about my life that I want to change or make people more aware of – right – is that I think that whole aura, that life was just so easy and I’ve been that princess my whole life. It was anything but that,” she told Page Six in 2019.
She went on to debunk the myth that she was just a “mob princess.”
“By the grace of God, I’ve had an amazing opportunity to live an amazing life, an amazing, amazing life,” Victoria said. “I grew up destitute. I don’t know what this whole princess thing is and was about.’
Before starting her reality TV show, Victoria also wrote a number of thriller novels in the 2000s.