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A scrapyard owned by the Gotti family was sued for spewing out polluting, toxic waste

A company owned by the Gotti familyhas been sued by state officials for releasing dangerous chemicals and toxic oozes from a junkyard it operates in Queens. I was.

The lawsuit, filed by State Attorney General Letitia James and the Environmental Agency, has accused LSM Auto Parts & Recycling, Liberty Scrap Metals, Inc., BGN  Real Estate LLC, and Three Suns Real Estate Group. named as defendant.

Carmine Gotti Agnello Jr., , is the grandson of John Gotti, the lateGambino mob boss, and his Jamaica-based LSM Auto Parts {68} is one of his owners. } Recycling at 155-11 Liberty Avenue, said the AG office.

BGN Real Estate and Three Sons Real Estate Group owns a scrapyard property owned by Victoria Gotti, daughter of John Gotti and mother of Carmine.A 34-page lawsuit filed by AG's office in the Supreme Court of Queens.

“If you make a mess, clean up. Most people learn this old adage before they say their first word, and it is clear that LSM never did. and mismanaged toxic chemicals and contaminants that pose serious and long-term threats," James said in a statement.

James bashed LSM in a statement for its negligence.

State Department Environment Commissioner Basil Seggos The Gotti-owned business ignored repeated demands to clean up pollutants and violated numerous laws in areas considered "environmental justice" where disadvantaged New Yorkers live.

"Breaching New York State's environmental laws and regulations is a serious crime that not only threatens natural resources, but also places a heavy burden on communities near non-compliant businesses," the lawsuit said.

"LSM Auto Parts' day-to-day operations and unrepaired oil spills led to a contaminated spill that threatened the environment and local communities." Despite DEC's ongoing outreach to take appropriate steps to upgrade, the owners have been unresponsive and continue to operate with a blatant disregard for the environment and local communities."

Carmine Gotti Agnello Jr. is the grandson of the late Gambino mob boss John Gotti.
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This is not the first time the Gotti's have been involved in illegal activities at the scrapyard. .

Carmine Gotti Agnello Jr. — who starred with his two brothers on the reality show Growing Up Gotti 14 years ago — crushed a car without a license and forged a business in 2018. was arrested for the crime of record.

Like his grandfather, it had the feel of Teflon. Carmine accepted a petition to have the misdemeanor charges reduced in exchange for a $1,000 fine and his $4,605 ​​forfeiture of ill-gotten gains.

The 34-page lawsuit, released Tuesday, said state and city environmental officials received complaints about spills of pollutants that oozed into the streets from the Gotti scrap yard, while the A recent inspection found engine and oil fluid sheen. property.

In June 2021, DEC officials reported receiving a call from Victoria Her Gotti, who is listed on record as the property's owner or contact. She may need to be paved with concrete, the lawsuit said.

But her DEC officials warned against paving the yard before removing the contaminants.

Gottis did not immediately comment.