On December 15, 1985, mob boss Paul Castellano, boss of the Gambino crime family, stepped out of a limo in front of Sparks Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan and was shot to death. The four assassins who gunned him down were dressed in trench coats and Russian fur hats. John Gotti, the man who arranged the hit, sat in a car nearby to make sure “Big Paul” was dead. Gotti didn’t like Castellano’s recent instruction not to trade in drugs, prompted by Castellano’s fear that the federal government was paying too much attention to their drug activities.