Mobster Predicts 'Rat' Michael Cohen Will Get 'Whacked' in Prison Over Testimony
Mob heir Giovanni Gambino says will be killed because 'inmates love Trump and hate rats'
The heir to the notorious Gambino mob crime family has predicted that Michael Cohen will be "whacked" in prison over his explosive testimony on Wednesday because "inmates love Trump and hate rats."
Giovanni Gambino slammed President Donald Trump's former attorney for testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, saying he will be killed in retaliation when he checks into prison in May.
Shortly before the public Congressional testimony, that was live streamed worldwide, Gambino told the Daily Mail:
"A message for Michael Cohen: He better keep his mouth shut."
Giovanni is the 43-year-old son of the infamous Sicilian mob boss Francesco 'Ciccio' Gambino and cousin to notorious crime boss Carlo Gambino.
The mob heir speculated that Cohen's testimony will likely have severe consequences.
"Inmates love Trump and hate rats. If he wants to get out alive, he better keep his mouth shut about Trump," Giovanni said on Wednesday morning ahead of the testimony on Capitol Hill.
Michael Cohen is due to report to federal prison in May after being sentenced to serve three years in jail for pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, bank fraud, tax fraud and lying to Congress.
In his prepared testimony on Wednesday, Cohen directly accused his former boss of bigotry, dishonesty, and possibly criminal conduct.
"He is a racist, he is a conman and he is a cheat," Cohen told the House Oversight and Reform Committee in stunning testimony.
Trump has blasted Cohen as crooked, dishonest and self-serving.
"He did bad things unrelated to Trump. He is lying in order to reduce his prison time," Trump wrote in a tweet early Wednesday from Hanoi, Vietnam where he was meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.
Michael Cohen was one of many lawyers who represented me (unfortunately). He had other clients also. He was just disbarred by the State Supreme Court for lying & fraud. He did bad things unrelated to Trump. He is lying in order to reduce his prison time. Using Crooked’s lawyer!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2019
Giovanni, who has left the family business to author crime fiction, agreed with Trump's assessment.
"President Trump is right by calling Cohen a Rat," Giovanni said.
"Cohen unnecessarily lied to the FBI and stupidly incriminated himself."
"Unfortunately, he might face the same fate as Whitey Bulger," Giovanni added, referring to the infamous Boston crime boss turned FBI informant.
In October, Bulger was brutally killed inside a federal prison in West Virginia in a suspected mafia hit.
Cohen addressed the allegation that he is a "rat" in his testimony on Wednesday, saying: "I have been smeared as a rat by the President of the United States.
"The truth is much different ...
"I have always tried to live a life of loyalty, friendship, generosity, and compassion."
On May 6, Cohen is scheduled to report to prison to serve his 36-month sentence.
In December, US District Judge William Pauley recommended that Cohen serve his sentence at FCI Otisville, about 70 miles northwest of New York City.
The minimum-security camp at Otisville is known as one of the "cushiest" in the federal prison system and is often requested by Jewish inmates due to the special religious and dietary provisions offered there. Cohen is Jewish.
However, the Bureau of Prisons alone makes the final determination on where offenders serve their sentences.