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Anthony Zottola sentenced to life for having NYC mobster dad killed in murder-for-hire plot

Anthony Zottola sentenced to life for having NYC mobster dad killed in murder-for-hire plot


The son of a Bronx mobster who ordered his dad rubbed out in a heartless bid to grab his $45 million actual property empire was sentenced to life in jail with out the potential for parole in Brooklyn federal courtroom Friday.

United States District Judge Hector Gonzalez handed down two life sentences to Anthony Zottola, 45, for a grasping murder-for-hire and conspiracy plot that killed 71-year-old Sylvester “Sally Daz” Zottola in a hail of bullets in October 2018.

Zottola employed hitman Himen Ross, 36, to gun down his father in a Bronx McDonald’s drive-through in a scheme to take management of his greater than 90 properties, in line with prosecutors.


Anthony Zottola was handed down two life sentences for a murder-for-hire and conspiracy plot that killed 71-year-old Sylvester “Sally Daz” Zottola.

Sylvester Zottola.

Sylvester Zottola was killed in gunned down at a Bronx McDonald’s drive-through in October 2018.

On Friday, Ross was additionally sentenced to life in jail as relations of the dead mobster packed the courtroom.

During Zottola’s six-week trial, prosecutors stated he hatched the assassination plan with the assistance of bumbling Bloods gang chief Bushawn Shelton, with whom he exchanged tons of of coded textual content messages in regards to the slaying.

The hit got here after six failed makes an attempt to take out the mobster over practically a 12 months, alongside together with his elder son, Salvatore, who escaped alive.

Sally Daz invested the cash he made operating unlawful “Joker Poker” playing machines for the mob into constructing an actual property fortune that Zottola wished, in line with prosecutors.

Zottola and Ross have been each convicted of murder-for-hire.


Zottola hired hitman Himen Ross, 36, to gun down his father in a scheme to take control of his more than 90 properties, according to prosecutors.
Zottola employed hitman Himen Ross, 36, to gun down his father in a scheme to take management of his greater than 90 properties, in line with prosecutors.
Christopher Sadowski

Salvatore Zotolla, Anthony’s (left) brother, testifies about his father being shot (photo of his father in hospital bed shown on screen).
Salvatore Zotolla, Anthony’s (left) brother, testifies about his father being shot (picture of his father in hospital mattress proven on display screen).

Shelton pleaded responsible to the identical cost previous to the trial.

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