Son charged in mob father’s slaying at drive-thru

June 19, 2019 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the son of a reputed Bonanno associate gunned down at a McDonald’s drive-thru in the Bronx was behind his father’s hit, and an earlier failed attack on his own brother.

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

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

The elder Zottola was killed in October while sitting in his car, waiting for a cup of coffee.


Five alleged Bloods gang members have also been arrested in the slaying and the plot to kill Salvatore, who survived a July shooting.