I was casting about for something to post today and it occurred to me that not all of you know the story. On August 10, 2004, I was remanded to prison and subsequently was sentenced to 87 months for selling meth to a confidential informant for the DEA. This is the poster the US Attorney had put up all over Chelsea the day after my sentencing. That morning I came out of my cell on my way to get hot water for my instant coffee when Pete Gotti, John’s brother, yelled up to me, “Hey, Bill. Yo fyamous!” I have his copy of the Daily News. I didn’t think to get him to sign it.