CLEVELAND- Carmine Agnello, the former son-in-law of John Gotti and member of the Gambino crime family, filed a suit against the city of Cleveland on Thursday.
Agnello was arrested on July 15 following an 18-month investigation by the Cleveland Division of Police. He's accused of theft, money laundering, conspiracy and corrupting sports, while defrauding a victim out of $3 million. He's since been released on bond.
Agnello's businesses, Eagle Auto Parts and Charity Towing, are asking for the city to return property that was seized during police raids. According to documents filed in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, they want three front loaders, three forklifts, one car crusher and computer equipment back so they can resume daily operations. It's part of a motion for a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction.
Agnello, his wife and an employee are also requesting nearly $30,000 that was taken from Eagle Auto Parts and the Agnellos' home.
Cleveland police said they discovered Agnello was weighing down cars with dirt and sand when they were weighed as his scrap yard.