The former attorney for Frank LoCascio, a co-defendant of John Gotti Sr. in a murder and racketeering trial, testified Thursday that he tailored his defense strategy to suit Gotti after the now deceased mob boss threatened him. "He said he would take care of me -- and I knew what that meant," the attorney, Anthony Cardinale said. Cardinale testified at a hearing ordered by the 2nd Circuit to determine if LoCascio received ineffective assistance of counsel and deserved a new trial.
Lawyer Says Threats From Gotti Made Him Alter Strategy
New York Law Journal
September 16, 2005