OLD WESTBURY—Victoria Gotti is boiling mad.
The daughter of the late mob boss John Gotti may lose her sprawling Old Westbury mansion after all, according to a state Appellate Division ruling.
The four-judge panel ruled last week that JPMorgan Chase bank can proceed with foreclosure on the home often featured on the television reality series "Growing Up Gotti."
The show gave Gotti enthusiasts a glimpse into the daily lives of Victoria Gotti and her sons - Carmine Jr., John and Frank Agnello - in the five-bedroom, 5 1/2-bath white brick house they call home. "I'm bitter," she said. "The house, all the marital assets, are part of a divorce package (settlement) I have never seen yet."
The justices granted Chase's motion for summary judgment on the foreclosure and allowed for the appointment of a referee to determine whether the home can be sold in one parcel. Chase spokesman Mike Fusco declined to comment and attorneys for Gotti could not be reached for comment immediately.
The decision reverses an October 2007 ruling by a State Supreme Court justice in Nassau.
Gotti, who is also a former New York Post columnist and author, wasn't sure what legal move she would make next. She said her ex-husband, Carmine Agnello, took out a loan secured by the property for about $700,000 without her knowledge. She said that although she had the right to bring charges against him for taking out the loan, he agreed to payments.
Gotti said he made about three payments before stopping and she thought that the family had lived in the house 15 years without any mortgage.
A Century 21 Laffey Associates listing agent, Anthony Piscopio, said the home is available. It's been on the market before. Victoria Gotti tried to sell it in 2002 for $4.7 million, but lowered that a year later. In 2004, when "Growing Up Gotti" was broadcast on A&E, she relisted the house for $4.8 million. From 2005 to 2006, she asked $3.995 million; in 2008, the asking price was $3.899 million.
Victoria Gotti relisted the property in December, asking between $3.2 million and $3.5 million. Earlier this year, Piscopio said Gotti wanted to move to a smaller property within Old Westbury. "The boys are getting older now," he said. "She's not going to stay there forever."