Snitch: Gotti Had Neighbor Dissolved in Acid

Gotti allegedly had neighbor killed as revenge for running over son
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2009 10:21 AM CST
NYPD officers at barricades below a flag painted with the image of John Gotti, after Rudy Giuliani gave orders to stifle the annual fireworks sponsored by the "Dapper Don," July 4, 1996.    (AP Photo/Bruce Cotler, File)
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(Newser) – A mob informant says the body of John Gotti's neighbor was dissolved in a barrel of acid after he was shot on the crime kingpin's orders, the New York Daily News reports. John Favara disappeared after accidentally killing Gotti's 12-year-old son in a 1980 traffic accident. Police believe he was murdered in revenge, but his body has never been found.

"Let them prove it," Gotti's daughter said when told of the court documents disclosing Favara's alleged fate. "They have a better shot at finding Jesus Christ's bones."