John Alite Was Not “A Mafia Hitman.”
John Alite has said all over the place that he was “a hitman” for the Gambino Crime Family.
His website even says that he was “the top enforcer and earner in the Gotti Organization for years.”
The truth though is that the homicides he was involved in were low level drug murders and when he testified at the 2009 Gotti and Carneglia trials John Alite lied and tried to amp them up to make it seem like they were ordered by the Mafia to make himself into a big “hitman” to gain credibility with the jury to hoodwink them into thinking that he was committing murders for John Gotti Jr. so he would get a life sentence and he, John Alite could walk free at his expense.
But, not only did John Alite lie that Gotti ordered him to commit drug murders– which made Gotti eligible for the death penalty– Alite also lied that he was involved in actual Mafia murders that he was not to make himself into a bigger player and gain credibility with the jury (and of course to set the tracks for the lucrative book and movie deal he hoped to sign upon his release from witness protection).
And, now? John Alite has been saying in the media that he was involved in even more murders than he admitted to when he testified because:
- He’s out of his mind and can’t stop himself from making up more and more lies as he goes along (after all, he was ordered by his sentencing judge to get “Mental Health Treatment“).
- He has absolution for his past crimes, can say anything he wants about these old murders and can even make up new ones because he is not going to be prosecuted for them.
So, just how many guys has John Alite actually said he killed?
The number varies but let’s take his recent statement on Crime Watch Daily, which aired on national television across the country on February 18, 2016, where he lied that: “I killed dozens of guys.” He even said that when he became a cooperating witness “I admitted to more than a dozen murders.”
But can John Alite actually name these “dozens of guys” or “more than a dozen murders?”
Well, he’s said in numerous interviews that he “shot” over 40 men and that he’s not even sure whether many of them lived or died… which makes no sense.
If John Alite was a big time hitman who was smart enough to amass millions of dollars from the rackets, as he claims, wouldn’t he have at least been sharp enough to check the newspapers the next day to see if the cops found a body? Or to call one of the many cops he says were on his payroll to see if they’d heard anything?
Not that any of that matters, though. When John Alite signed his deal to testify for the FBI in 2007 they would have gone over all of his alleged shootings with him. They would have pressed for details on each one to see if they could close any unsolved homicides and afterwards John Alite would have had a pretty good idea of just exactly how many people he shot wound up dead.
But let’s not get off track. Let’s just focus on the exact murders he testified that he was involved in to prove that either they were not mob hits, or that if they were, John Alite was not actually involved in them.
NOTE: In that same Crime Watch Daily video, the one where Alite says he “killed dozens of guys” and “admitted to more than a dozen murders?”
Showing just how all over the place he is, in it he also said: “I plead guilty to, I believe, six murders.”
So, he “admitted to more than a dozen murders” but only plead guilty to “six murders?”
Which one is it?
Well, it definitely can’t be “more than a dozen murders” because his book only says on page 183 that while he doesn’t know exactly how many people he killed, he ‘admitted his own involvement in six’ murders… even though page 323 says that when he plead guilty he only admitted ‘his role in four murders.’
But, at the 2009 Gotti and Carneglia trials?
John Alite testified that he was involved with FIVE murders: George Grosso, Bruce Gotterup, Frank Boccia, Louis DiBono and John Gebert.
Carneglia (Direct, 3512):
Gotti (Cross, 2146):
All we know for sure is that John Alite has repeatedly berated John Gotti Jr. and John Gotti Sr., alleging that they were not real tough guys because they never killed anyone personally. He keeps saying that instead they only had “real” tough guys like Alite kill others for them and that they were cowards because of this. Page 183 of Alite’s book also says something interesting: That the November, 1991 murder of Bruce Gotterup ‘was one of the few in which he did not pull the trigger.’
BUT: Forget the Gotterup murder, John Alite testified at the Carneglia trial (Direct, 3378) that the 1988 George Grosso murder was the ONLY one where he pulled the trigger and killed someone personally:
So, who’s the real coward?
NOTE: All the “mob hits” that John Alite says he was ordered to do by John A. Gotti? It’s worth mentioning that in his three prior racketeering trials between 2005-2006 none of the prosecutors or prosecution witnesses ever tried to tie him to the “mob hits” that Alite did. Out of around 20 Gambino cooperators, none ever put Gotti into any of those murders. Only John Alite did.
1- The 1991 murder of drug dealer Bruce Gotterup
Bruce Gotterup was murdered on November 20, 1991 in Queens New York. John Alite alleges that Gotti ordered him to murder Gotterup and that in turn he ordered John Burke, who he claims was his (Alite’s) underling, to murder Gotterup, and that Burke carried it out.
However: Gotti says this is totally untrue and that right after the murder was when he broke off all ties with Alite and “chased” him from his crew. That he ostracized him and from that point forward Alite was no longer his associate or affiliated with the Gambino family. Gotti says that Alite had been screwing up royally all over the place and the deciding factors in chasing Alite were that he was dealing drugs, and that he killed Gotterup without approval from his superiors. However, Gotti also said that during that November, right after it was revealed that former Gambino underboss Sammy Gravano cooperated with the government, a corrupt police officer alleged that Alite was also a confidential informant… and that while he was not sure if that was true? Gotti said that even if he wasn’t sure if Alite was an informant, but he’d still killed people for him, he would not have simply chased Alite, he would have had to kill him.
“You don’t chase someone who knows your secrets,” John Gotti said.
NOTE: A witness testified at Gotti’s 2009 trial that he did not order Gotterup’s murder but that it was instead put in motion by government cooperator Guy Peden. Read about that and other evidence not listed in this post that Gotti was not involved in this murder, or the following ones, in John A. Gotti’s memoir, Shadow of My Father.
2- The 1988 murder of Gambino associate Frank Boccia
John Alite said that he was in on the conspiracy to murder Frank Boccia in 1988… but while his book says on page 102 that he was in on the conspiracy but just wasn’t there when it went it down? He didn’t explain why and neither did prosecution witnesses Thomas Morea and Anthony Ruggiano, who was Boccia’s brother in law, when they testified at the 2007 murder trial of alleged Gambino captain Dominick Pizzonia.
Ruggiano testified that he helped Pizzonia kill Boccia– who he claimed had assaulted the wife of his father, deceased Gambino soldier Anthony Ruggiano Sr.– and Morea said he helped them dump Boccia’s body off a boat, but, neither one of them testified that John Alite had anything to do with it.
Only John Alite said he had something to do with it.
3- The 1996 murder of drug dealer John Gebert
John Alite testified that he was in on the conspiracy that killed John Gebert on July 12, 1996, just two days after Alite turned himself in to federal prison to serve close three years.
Well, John Alite testified at the Carneglia trial that he “ordered” the murder but then said in the Gotti trial that he only “suggested” it… and later said in his book that he told his underlings that if they did it for him while he was away it would be “a nice gift,” even though Alite’s gone on to say in multiple interviews that he killed Gebert and or ordered his murder, etc.
But: in his attempt to turn the Gebert murder into a “mob hit” John Alite has also said that John A. Gotti ordered John Gebert’s death in the 1980s, about seven years before Gebert was actually murdered… but that Gotti “protected” him at the time and put the hit on hold because Gebert was earning money for him and then it continued to be on hold when Gebert went to prison. According to multiple sources though including Alite’s brother Jimmy, Gebert’s murder had nothing to do with John A. Gotti but instead was instigated by John Alite because he thought Gebert was a threat. He was worried that if he didn’t kill Gebert, Gebert would kill him instead.
Yet there is another reason this was not a mob hit:
John Alite was chased in 1991 and no longer on record with the Gambinos after that point.
Four participants other than Alite also became cooperating witnesses– Michael Malone, Patsy Andriano, David D’Arpino and Peter Zuccaro– and not only did none of them present evidence that John Gotti ordered this murder or even that he was associated with Alite after 1991, but, they all contradicted details of each others stories of how it went down. Especially Zuccaro, who told the jury at the 2009 Gotti trial that unlike what Alite suggested– that he had minimal, marginal involvement in this murder– Zuccaro testified that Alite helped plan it.
However, in his effort to make this into an even bigger mob hit– one where if he had convicted John Gotti Jr. of it, he most likely would have sought to convict alleged Gambino members Gene Gotti and John Carneglia of it as well at a future trial– at one point in his testimony Alite at the Gotti trial said that he discussed the Gebert situation with Zuccaro, Carneglia, Gene and John Jr. Gotti at a luncheonette in the 1980s.
But Zuccaro testified that he never discussed the Gebert murder with Carneglia or the Gottis and swore under oath the meeting never took place, which was backed up by the fact that there were no FBI surveillance records of it taking place– and there would have been records because Alite said the luncheonette was the one across the street from the Bergin Hunt and Fish Club which was under 24-hour FBI surveillance.
Instead, contradicting Alite’s new testimony that he had marginal involvement in this murder, Zuccaro testified that a 1988 meeting took place between him and Alite only in a McDonald’s parking lot, and that later on in the 1990s, a series of meetings took place that Alite attended where the Gebert murder was planned.
Why would Alite not want to admit to ordering the murder in the Gotti trial? Because he was an informant since at least 1991 and if it was revealed that he ordered a murder in 1996 while he was an active FBI informant the entire case could have got thrown out and he would have had zero use as a prosecution witness and in all likelihood would be spending the rest of his life in prison where he belongs… so, it would make sense that Alite arranged for the murder to happen immediately after he turned himself in to do a short stretch in federal prison because he would have a rock-solid alibi.
NOTE: The one person who was convicted of the Gebert murder? Not of being a shooter, but of being a lookout in it, up the block? When John Burke went to trial for it John Alite, who testified to ordering the murder was not called as a prosecution witness because he had been so discredited by all the lies he got caught in at the Gotti trial that he could have actually got him acquitted.
NOTE: John Burke originally went to trial for the Gebert murder in state court in 2002 and was acquitted of it, and if he really was in on it with Malone, Andriano, D’Arpino, Zuccaro and Alite? Well he didn’t give them up when he first went to trial for it, yet these loyal turncoats still cooperated against him after the fact and got him convicted when he was re-tried for it in federal court in 2012.
Read more about the Gebert murder here: John Alite Protected A Rapist.
4- The 1988 murder of drug dealer George Grosso
John Alite testified that he made his bones when he killed George Grosso on orders from John A. Gotti on December 20, 1988.
He said that the reason for this, his first murder, was because Grosso was running around saying he was selling drugs for the Gottis when he was told not to and that the order to kill him was stamped by the boss of the Gambino family himself, John Gotti Sr.
How did John Alite carry it out?
He said that he recruited several men from his crew to help him do it (Gotti’s Rules, 108)– and specified in further interviews that the men worked for him. One of them was an ex-NYPD Detective, Phil Baroni, and another, Nick Tobia, later became a cop on Long Island. John Alite alleged that this was a very important hit, that he and Gotti were making their bones, that this was their moment to move up in organized crime and said in his book (Page 111) and numerous interviews that four days later on December 24, 1988 John A. Gotti was inducted into the Gambino family as a result.
However, the evidence suggests that this was not at all a mob hit, just a low-level drug/revenge murder (Grosso had tried to kill Alite earlier and Alite took over Grosso’s drug business after the murder) that Gotti had nothing to do with. One that Alite did on his own and then tried to tie to Gotti (and the cops) over 20 years later to lie his way out of a life sentence and sound like a big shot on the witness stand who was doing mob hits and had cops on his payroll so he could land a book and movie deal after he was released.
Alite’s recounting of this murder does not add up and if by chance he is telling the truth of how it happened, how he set it up, aside from Gotti ordering him to do it, if Alite put the following plan together on his own then it is just more proof that he was never the master criminal that he claims he was.
Ask yourself, are the following the actions of someone who, as Alite described himself, was a savvy, street smart mafioso whose cocaine business was grossing over a million dollars a month at that time? Because to me they seem more like the work of just some drunken, drug-addled street urchin.
For instance, Alite says that before he shot George Grosso in the head while in a car on the side of the Grand Central Parkway, with Grosso up front and Alite shooting him from the back seat, to “rock him to sleep” and get Grosso comfortable Alite and the four others he recruited drank with Grosso in a bar.
But, Alite says that he secretly drank shots of water while the others drank shots of vodka with Grosso to get him loose. Alite says that he told the bartender to just pour him shots of water so he would have a cool head while everyone else got trashed.
So: John Alite, the former big shot, multi-millionaire, master criminal claims that on the first murder he committed for the Gambinos, the one where he made his bones, the one where his whole future relied on him getting this right, and where he would be killed if he got it wrong, John Alite had both the driver of the car where the murder would take place and the driver of the back-up car, who would be following close behind to “crash” into police or any other interfering vehicles, Alite had both of these guys taking shots of vodka before getting on the road?
John Alite, master criminal, got not just one, but, the two drivers to be used on an ultra-important mob hit stamped for approval by the biggest crime boss in the country drunk before they carried it out???
And: A savvy, seasoned, former NYPD detective went along with this half-cocked plan?
Since George Anastasia didn’t challenge it, he must agree with it. He even quoted John Alite on Page 108 saying that he, the big shot, was “buying” the shots for everyone.
He wrote that they were getting DRUNK.
What Anastasia did not write, though, was how the veteran ex-Detective, Phil Baroni, who testified that he was in fact corrupt, and involved in bookmaking with Alite and Alite’s father between between approximately 1990-1992, and who was called as a witness by the government, not the defense, contradicted various aspects of Alite’s account at trial.
From a 10/1/2009 article on GangLandNews.com, a website owned by Anastasia’s “good friend” Jerry Capeci, who he referred to as ‘the dean of mob reporters in America’ in Gotti’s Rules and who Alite called one of “the best in the business” during an interview with John Ricciutti and said during his speech at The Mob Museum: “If any of you people are familiar with Jerry Capeci he’s the dean of organized crime, he understands everything in and out”–
NOTE: Anastasia is a current, longtime contributor for Gang Land who even wrote an article for the website just three weeks after this on 10/22/2009, while the trial was going on, so, he must find Capeci/the following credible:
For one thing, the feds have to iron out the contradictions between Alite’s testimony that he enlisted former NYPD detective Philip Baroni and three others to whack Grosso for Gotti, for example, and Baroni’s version of events. Baroni, who preceded Alite to the stand, testified that he didn’t know Grosso was going to be killed, and had urged Alite not to kill him when he realized he was about to shoot him in the back of the head as they drove along the Grand Central Parkway in Queens on December 20, 1988.
George Anastasia wrote in his book that Alite was stalking Grosso and knew he frequented the bar late each night, so, Alite and the others were there waiting for him when Grosso walked in and Alite called him over and got him drinking to loosen him up– before they took him for a ride and killed him.
However, Philip Baroni said in his 302 and testimony that they just happened to be there when Grosso walked in and the fact that the drivers were drinking, in addition to the fact that other witnesses also said that it was spontaneous supports Baroni’s version of the event more, that it was a low-level murder he was not in on the planning of and just happened to be in the car for.
Because: No smart, sane, capable individual would get the two drivers on a big mob hit drunk before they did it– not even just a little tipsy. These are not the actions of a big shot, multi-millionaire master criminal.
However, when I discussed this murder with John A. Gotti he brought up another point:
That these were the actions of a coward.
“This John Alite, he calls himself a big tough guy, right? Says he was a shooter? Shot dozens of people, was involved in dozens of murders, had balls the size of an elephant? Okay. Forget the fact that he shot this guy from behind. If he was such a tough guy then why did he need four, or, about five or however other many guys he said to help him kill somebody? He wasn’t man enough to do it on his own?”
Note: While Alite said in his book (page 108) that he had four men he recruited with him to help carry out the murder in the Carneglia trial (Direct, 3379) he testified that he had “about five”:
More important than that discrepancy though are the following:
1- Numerous sources this website spoke to who were involved with John Alite and George Grosso said that they never heard Grosso dropping the Gotti name. In addition, these sources said that they never heard John Alite say that John A. Gotti had anything to do with Grosso’s murder when he bragged about it after the fact. They said he walked around proud like he’d just been knighted, had earned his stripes, and took sole responsibility for the hit and never said the Gotti family ordered it.
2- George Anastasia wrote in Gotti’s Rules that Alite and Co. were watching Monday Night Football when Grosso walked into the bar.
That Monday was December 19th.
Tuesday, when the body was found, and when the shooting happened sometime after midnight was the 20th.
Alite testified in the Gotti trial and Anastasia wrote in his book that early the next morning, only several hours after the murder John Alite discussed it with John Gotti Jr. in the presence of his uncle, alleged Gambino captain Gene Gotti, brother of former Gambino boss John Gotti Sr.
Alite’s ludicrous story is that he was at a nail salon next door to John Gotti Sr.’s social club getting a manicure with John Gotti Jr. when Gene Gotti walked in and John Jr. told him what happened, leading Gene to tell John Jr. to make sure things happened just like Alite said they did. So? John Jr. forced Alite to drive him (Gotti Jr.) past the murder scene to get a look at the body, even though the place was now swarming with investigators… leading Alite to chastise Gotti Jr. for making him drive back there in his book and practically every interview where he recounts the story, calling Gotti Jr. “stupid” for doing it, while of course, leaving out how “smart” he was to ply his drivers with vodka before all this happened.
Forget that if John A. Gotti was convicted of the Grosso murder John Alite surely would have sought to indict and convict his uncle Gene for it also…
Before GangLandNews.com existed as a website Jerry Capeci had Gang Land, a weekly column in the New York Daily News covering organized crime that began in January, 1989. Later, a collection of his Gang Land columns were republished in book form as Jerry Capeci’s Gang Land in November, 2003. A collection that George Anastasia most definitely has a copy of because Anastasia is mentioned in the Acknowledgements section of it.
If Anastasia opened the book, however, he would see that the very first entry is a reprinting of Capeci’s column from January 8th, 1989 called:
At holiday bash, many merried to the mob
Printed below, it detailed the 1988 Gambino family Christmas party that was hosted by John Gotti Sr. ‘for about 1,000 mobsters, associates, wives, children, and other guests.’
In fact, Capeci, who again, Anastasia must find credible, he wrote that the party costed an estimated $200,000 and lasted from about 7 P.M. to 2 A.M.
But, when did this party take place?
December 20th, 1988.
Yet nowhere in John Alite’s testimony, book or interviews does he mention attending this party, which, as John A. Gotti told me, was “mandatory” for Gambino members and associates of importance.
If John Alite was such a big shot, one whose businesses were grossing over $1,000,000 a month at the time, and especially, as he says, was John Gotti Jr.’s “bodyguard,” “protector,” “best friend” and or “babysitter,” one who spent “many nights” sleeping over on the couch at the Gotti home in Howard Beach, then why was he not among the 1,000 revelers being hosted by the boss himself at the El Caribe Beach Club in Brooklyn?
“Because he wasn’t invited,” John A. Gotti told me. “That party was for people who mattered.”
And of course, Alite wasn’t important enough to be someone’s guest and didn’t become a member of Gotti Jr.’s crew until sometime in 1989, after Gotti became a made man, and figured he could use a mutt like Alite to deal with other mutts he might come across.
There was no mention of this Christmas party in Alite’s testimony in the Gotti or Carneglia trials, and, Alite is not listed in the FBI surveillance reports of all the people going in and out of it. He didn’t mention it in his book, which he would have if he was there the night after the murder. Because if he was? He would be telling some grandiose story about how John Gotti Sr. and his fellow Gambinos greeted him like a hero when he walked into the Christmas party. John Alite would be describing how proud he was having just made his bones and how grateful and appreciative the Gambinos were for him killing someone for them less than 24 hours earlier who was running around telling the world that he was dealing drugs for and disrespecting them.
Instead of some nonsense about getting his nails done and being forced to drive past who knows how many cops at the crime scene.
The George Grosso murder was not a John Gotti sanctioned mob hit, it was nothing more than a low-level drug/revenge murder carried out by John Alite.
5- The 1990 murder of Gambino soldier Louis DiBono
The big ‘Mafia Murder’ that John Alite tried to pin on John A. Gotti at his 2009 trial was that of Louis DiBono in October, 1990.
Alite said that Gotti, who had recently been promoted to Gambino captain, was given the DiBono contract by his father John Gotti Sr. and that it was to be his first major assignment as a captain… and that Gotti Jr. in turn tapped him to carry it out (with deceased Gambino soldier Bobby Boriello and alleged Gambino soldier Charles Carneglia) because Alite had already proven himself a successful ‘hitman’ after executing George Grosso for him in 1988. However, while he swore under oath that Gotti wanted Boriello to drive and Alite and Carneglia to be the shooters, Alite said that Gotti later took him off the job and replaced him (Alite) with Gambino associate turned cooperator Kevin McMahon.
PROBLEM: Various aspects of this tall tale were contradicted at trial by a series of government witnesses including Kevin McMahon who unlike Alite actually plead guilty to helping carry out the murder and being on the scene to know what happened.
NOTE: Even though McMahon testified at the Carneglia trial that he was present for DiBono’s murder McMahon was not called to testify by the prosecution at the Gotti trial because they knew he would discredit Alite’s testimony.
So, instead? He was called by the defense to discredit Alite’s testimony.
But not only did McMahon make no mention of Alite being involved in this murder plot, neither did former Gambino underboss turned informant Sammy Gravano who testified against multiple alleged participants in the 1990s just as government cooperators Michael DiLeonardo, a former Gambino captain, and former Gambino associates Peter Zuccaro and Michael Finnerty never once mentioned Alite being involved when they testified about the murder.
Only John Alite testified that John Alite was involved in this murder.
But of course, George Anastasia again ignored what his “good friend” Jerry Capeci, who he referred to in Gotti’s Rules as ‘the dean of mob reporters in America,’ and whose website GangLandNews.com Anastasia is a contributor for, whose website Anastasia even wrote an article for during the 2009 Gotti trial and who Alite called “the dean of organized crime, he understands everything in and out” during his speech at The Mob Museum and one of “the best in the business” in an interview with John Ricciutti—
George Anastasia totally ignored what Jerry Capeci had to say about it when writing his book of lies:
October 1, 2009
Alite’s account of the 1990 murder of mobster Louis DiBono is also at odds with the version that mob associate Kevin McMahon, (right) who was part of a three-man hit team that killed DiBono in a World Trade Center parking garage, gave at the trial of mob soldier Charles Carneglia, the triggerman in the slaying.
December 3, 2009
The prosecutors didn’t convince Gang Land of Gotti’s guilt in those slayings either, but they fared even worse regarding the third listed murder in the racketeering indictment, the October 4, 1990 rubout of Gambino mobster Louis DiBono.
The story always sounded far fetched: Alite insisted that Junior supervised the murder plot, and had initially enlisted Alite to be part of it, replacing him later with mob associate Kevin McMahon.
One of the reasons this sounded unlikely is that Junior hated McMahon (left) so much he had once shot him. Another is that the root cause of Gotti’s hatred was that his brother Frank was killed while riding McMahon’s motorbike. Does that sound like someone an up and coming gangster would tap for a mob hit?
McMahon himself, an admitted member of the hit team, put the lie to the story, and other aspects of Alite’s account.
There’s more: At the time of the killing, according to sources on both sides of the law, the two mobsters whom McMahon accompanied on the hit – Bobby Borriello and Charles Carneglia – weren’t members of Gotti’s crew then. Carneglia was assigned to then-capo Peter Gotti, and Borriello was under Junior’s then still very free and very active, hands-on old man who had ordered the murder, the late Mafia boss John Gotti.
There’s no question the elder Gotti brought his son into the life. But Gang Land doesn’t think that the murderous Dapper Don had the need, or the desire, to drag his hand-picked flesh-and-blood successor into a murder when he had 19-time killer Salvatore (Sammy Bull) Gravano as his right hand man and the very capable Borriello (right) in his own stable.
But just what did Sammy Gravano say about the DiBono murder?
In addition to ignoring ‘the dean of mob reporters in America’ George Anastasia also ignored the FBI debriefings of the most notorious mob rat on the planet.
The following is Sammy Gravano’s FBI-302 pulled from TheSmokingGun.com where it has been available for years… and in it, Gravano made no mention of Alite (or Gotti Jr.) being involved in the DiBono murder, and in the rest of his 302s, there is no mention of Sammy Gravano even knowing a John Alite… which he probably would have, if he was important enough to be tapped for the DiBono murder (or if Alite was nearly as close to the boss and his son as he claims he was).
Did Sammy Gravano even know John Alite?
An interesting question that you can easily inquire about by asking John Alite’s attorney Doug Anton who also represents Sammy Gravano and his reality TV star daughter Karen.
But when you inquire make sure to mention The FACT that Gravano didn’t even include John Alite on the full list of people he believed to be Gambino members and associates that he provided to the FBI after he cooperated, which he would have, if John Alite was anyone of importance.
John Alite was not “a Mafia hitman.” John Alite was a low-level hood who was involved in low-level drug murders who tried to portray himself as “a Mafia hitman” to convict real, high-ranking mobsters of these low-level murders in addition to real mob murders (that they had nothing to do with) so he could escape a life sentence and walk out of witness protection with a lucrative book and movie deal based on the lies he told from the witness stand.
NOTE: While John Alite did not kill “dozens of guys,” he did say in his book that he got into a “shoot-out” with several Mexican hitmen in 1990, but, the amount of people that he says he killed during it varied between his book, FBI-302, an interview he gave for a documentary and another during an appearance on a radio show leading this website to believe that the “shoot-out” never actually happened.
NOTE: While John Alite was not “A Mafia Hitman,” there is evidence suggesting that he may have been involved in the murder of a woman in 1985.
READ MORE: John Alite: Lies about Killing A Woman?