Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Victoria Gotti Losing Her 'Growing Up Gotti' Mansion To Foreclosure
Victoria Gotti's palatial Long Island estate -- which she and her sons once flaunted in the reality show "Growing Up Gotti" -- is now under foreclosure.
Despite a vast fortune amassed by her late father, Gambino boss John "Dapper Don" Gotti, the flashy Mafia princess has skipped two years of loan payments and will lose her home in tony Old Westbury, according to court records.
The 46-year-old former reality-TV star owes $650,000 to lender JPMorgan Chase -- a debt secured by a mortgage on the nearly $4.2 million mansion that she won in her divorce with ex-husband Carmine Agnello.
"I was awarded full ownership of marital property . . . and all I inherited was a house with millions of dollars' worth of debt," Gotti told The Post yesterday.
"This should finally put to rest all the government lies and rumors that I have $200 million buried in my back yard."
The couple split in 2003, while Agnello was serving a prison stint for racketeering, and the grandiose, 6-acre home was deeded over to Gotti in 2005.
But Gotti claims Agnello had secretly taken out an $850,000 loan in 1997 without her knowledge and has left her holding the bag.