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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mafia son in court as brother he tried to have killed looks on

The mob scion accused of shelling out more than $200,000 to have his own father whacked in a McDonald’s drive-thru appeared in court Tuesday for the first time — as the brother he also tried to kill looked on from the gallery.
Anthony Zottola Sr. remained stone-faced as he shuffled into the courtroom following his arrest for allegedly orchestrating the murder of his Bonanno-linked father, 71-year-old Sylvester “Sally Daz” Zottola.
The 41-year-old’s brother, Salvatore Zottola, looked on from the front row in the gallery while an unidentified female relative sobbed nearby.
Salvatore, 42, survived a caught-on-camera shooting outside his family’s Locust Point home that prosecutors say was intended to “lure out” the elder Zottola.
Court papers claim Anthony plotted to kill both men for over a year, allegedly in an attempt to gain control of his father’s illegal gambling operation, which involved “Joker Poker” video games.
Prosecutors Tuesday confirmed all defendants are considered eligible for the death penalty — though they’ve yet to decide whether they’ll be pursuing a capital murder case.
Lawyers for and relatives of Zottola declined to comment as they left court.



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