Now that prosecutors have given up on trying to land John "Junior" Gotti behind bars, Gotti says he's considering leaving New York to write a book on real-life crime.

The son of the notorious mob boss, John Gotti celebrated his freedom over dinner Friday at a restaurant in Westbury, Long Island.

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they would not seek a fifth re-trial after a series of hung juries.

Gotti -- who claims he quit the mob in 1999 -- told reporters he's thinking of moving down south to write a true crime story.

Gotti served nine years in prison for racketeering, but prosecutors failed to convict him of charges that he ordered several murders.