Sliwa Committed Self-Inflicted “Hate Crime”
The confession came out during sworn testimony at the 2006 trial for alleged Gambino crime family leader John Gotti, Jr.
Under oath, Sliwa told cross-examiner Charles Carnesi, the lawyer for Mr. Gotti, that he spray painted the moniker of the Klu Klux Klan on the wall of his apartment because he was about to be evicted.
Sliwa told the court it was one of many examples he has used over the years to get attention, publicity and sympathy from the public to further himself.
Sliwa called the staged events “the dumbest thing I ever did in my life.”