The Man brought in to kill the father, who was a famous New York mobster

Federal prosecutors say that as the son of reputed Bonanno associate gunned down at a McDonald’s drive-thru in the Code behind of his father, has been a previous unsuccessful attempt on his own brother. (Google it)

The son of a reputed New York City mobster gunned down at a McDonald’s drive-thru in the Code behind that hit, as well as an earlier failed attempt on his brother, according to federal prosecutors.


Anthony Zottola, Sr. was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday on a murder-for-hire, conspiracy and other charges in the killing of his 71-year-old father, Sylvester Zottola, and the near-fatal shooting of a 41-year-old brother, Salvatore.

“As alleged, Zottola, Sr. set in motion a deadly plot to kill his father, and his brother, the Bloods gang members in the conduct of the most extreme acts of violence, to collect a payout for the hits,” the chief Prosecutor of the u.s., Richard’donoghue said, according to the New York Post. “Zottola, Sr. and Shelton, as referred to the planned killings as a ‘film’ of a film, but thanks to the excellent work of the enforcement of the law, and to the end of the plan will take place in a federal court.”

The elder Zottola, a well-known partner of the Bonanno crime family, was killed in October while sitting in his car waiting for a cup of coffee.

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney, added: “There is clearly no love lost between Mr. Zottola and his family, so much so that he’s reportedly been hired as members of the Bloods gang to kill his brother and his father. After a number of unsuccessful attempts in both men’s lives, but unfortunately, his father did not survive the last attack.”

“It looks like it’s about the family, the Joker Poker machines, and of the son, who was looking for a to take over,” a source told the news outlet on Tuesday.

Five of the alleged Bloods gang members have been arrested in the death and the plot to kill Salvatore, who has a July shooting.


Three other suspects were also charged in the case Tuesday, and a fifth suspect is being sought. All four have pleaded not guilty.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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