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Report: Gotti Daughter To Divorce

September 12, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) _ Victoria Gotti, best-selling novelist daughter of imprisoned mob boss John Gotti, is seeking a divorce from her jailed husband, a syndicated columnist reported Tuesday.

``She has been struggling to liberate herself from an unhappy and old- fashioned lifestyle,″ columnist Liz Smith wrote, citing unidentified ``intimates″ of Gotti’s 35-year-old daughter.

Gotti filed for divorce last month from husband Carmine Agnello in Nassau County Court, according to Smith, whose column appeared in Newsday and the New York Post.

Agnello’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said Tuesday he had no information about the divorce. Lawyers for the Gotti family did not immediately return calls to The Associated Press.

Victoria Gotti has written three novels, mostly recent ``Superstar.″

Last June, she offered to put up half the couple’s $4.2 million Long Island mansion as collateral to bail her husband out of jail, but a federal judge denied his release, saying he posed a threat to the community.

Agnello, who faces federal racketeering charges alleging extortion, arson and tax fraud, remains in custody on $18 million bail.

Victoria Gotti and her husband, a 39-year-old scrap dealer, have three sons.

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