Reputed one-time acting Gambino boss John "Jackie the Nose" D'Amico faces three years after pleading guilty to conspiring to assault Staten Island businessman Fred Weiss in 1989 whom late boss John Gotti believed was cooperating with authorities as reported by Bruce Golding for the New York Post: "According to papers filed in Manhattan federal court, D'Amico allowed co-defendant Joseph Watts, a reputed high-ranking Gambino associate, to recruit members of his crew for a planned hit on Weiss . . . ." The plot allegedly hatched by Watts -- who still faces charges -- did not come to fruition, and the feds believe that the 1989 murder of Weiss instead was carried out by the DeCavalcante crime family.
Further reporting:"Ex-Gambino mob boss Jackie (The Nose) D'Amico takes plea deal on 20-year-old racketeering charge" by Scott Shifrel for the Daily News.