Power-hungry Brooklyn mobster, 44, has been found guilty of orchestrating the murder of his mob boss, father, 71, in NYC McDonald’s gunfight for wanting control of a $45 million real estate empire
- Anthony Zottola, 44, was found guilty on Wednesday of orchestrating the attempted murder of his mob boss, father Sylvester Zottola, 71
- Federal prosecutors have alleged that the son hired a member of the Bloods gang and a hit man to carry out Sylvester’s 2018 murder.
- They claim the attack was committed in an attempt to take over his father’s $45 million real estate empire
- Anthony’s co-defendant, 36-year-old hitman Himen Ross, was also found guilty of carrying out the shooting
- The accused flight driver, Alfred Lopez, was acquitted of all charges
A power-hungry Brooklyn mobster was found guilty Wednesday of orchestrating a plot to murder his mob boss father and older brother.
Prosecutors have alleged in a month-long trial that Anthony Zottola, 44, hired a member of the Bloods gang and a hit man to carry out the murder of his father, Sylvester Zottola, 71, in an attempt to sell his father’s property. of $45 million to take over estate empire.
He was finally found guilty on Wednesday by a jury in the Brooklyn Federal Court of the 2018 murder at a Bronx McDonald’s drive-through.
His co-defendant, 36-year-old hitman Himen Ross, was also found guilty of carrying out the shooting, while a third co-defendant, Alfred Lopez, the accused getaway driver, was acquitted of all charges.
“Over the course of more than a year, the elderly victim, Sylvester Zottola, was stalked, beaten and stabbed without knowing who orchestrated the attacks,” U.S. Attorney Breon Pearce said in a statement.
“It was his own son, who was so determined to get his hands on the family’s lucrative real estate business that he hired a band of hitmen to kill his father.
“For sentencing his father to a violent death, Anthony Zottola and his co-defendant will spend the rest of their lies in prison, where they belong, as a result of today’s verdict.
Anthony Zottola, 44, was found guilty on Wednesday of orchestrating a plot to murder his mob boss, father Sylvester, 71, in 2018.