John Gotti’s former son-in-law, Carmine “The Bull” Agnello, took a plea deal to avoid going to jail this week. However, Agnello’s trade off is that he will pay a mere $180,000 to cover the costs of the investigation into his own crimes.
Agnello is in court over a $4 million scheme involving stolen used cars and a scrap metal lot in Cleveland. He is being charged with racketeering, conspiracy, and about a dozen other charges, and faces decades in prison if convicted.
In addition to no jail time, the scrap yard that is currently under investigation in Cleveland is allowed to continue operating.
The Daily Mail continues:
The 56-year-old plead guilty to three low-level charges – being a felon in possession of a weapon, defrauding a towing company and polluting the environment.
In addition to no jail time, Carmine Agnello will be allowed to continue operating his scrap yard, which was believed to be the base of his Cleveland operation.
Gotti’s former son-in-law, who was married to reality TV star Victoria Gotti, was accused of weighing down cars with sand and dirt and selling them for scrap metal.
Prosecutors claimed Agnello carried out this scheme over the course of three years, defrauding Ferrous Processing and Trading, a scrap metal company, of $4.2 million.
Undercover law enforcement personnel used wiretaps to listen to the 56-year-old’s conversations with alleged mafia members in New York starting in 2013.
Carmine Agnello’s lawyers, one of whom called the plea deal ‘fair and just,’ reportedly said the allegations against their client were nothing more than an attack on his past connections.