Victoria's Real Secret

11/04/1998 at 12:00 AM EST

In a scenario worthy of "The Sopranos," Carmine Agnello -- the husband of John Gotti's daughter Victoria -- was freed from a New York jail on Tuesday after Victoria made an offer the court couldn't refuse: She pledged $120,000 in pending royalties from her best-selling novels. The money went to pay the premium on his $2 million bail. Agnello, the owner of an auto scrap yard, is charged with conspiracy, arson and extortion against his competition. He had been inadvertently caught in a sting set up by police to capture auto thieves and chop-shop operators. Authorities say Agnello stumbled into the operation by firebombing the rival yard after the undercover cops spurned a business deal. Victoria, 36, is a successful author of thriller novels ("The Senator's Daughter," "I'll Be Watching You"). Her father, "Teflon Don" John Gotti (who once headed the Gambino crime family), is now serving a life sentence for murder and other crimes.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters