A man from New York was charged Tuesday with allegedly hiring members of the Bloods gang to kill his father and brother.
Anthony Zottola Sr., 41, of Larchmont, New York, was charged along with nine others in the murder of his father, Sylvester Zottola, on a McDonald's drive-through in October, according to the US attorney for the Eastern District of New York. The men were also accused of having nearly mortally shot Anthony's brother and Sylvester's son Salvatore Zottola in July last year.
Anthony and Sylvester Zottola had been linked to the criminal family Bonanno in the past, according to NBC New York
Anthony Zottola is instructed to Bushawn Shelton, 35, a member of Bloods Street Gang, with the execution of the murders to have. Shelton then recruited other members and made several attempts in November 201
The prosecutors alleged that Anthony Zottola had exchanged messages with Shelton in which the murders were referred to as "the filming" and "the finale" scene. "His father was called" actor "and the killer as" director "
Sylvester Zottola was threatened at gunpoint one month before the burglary of three men, stabbing him and slashing his throat on December 27, 2017. The Patriarch survived the attack, but was shot dead the following October when he died waiting to pick up his order at a McDonald's in the Bronx.
Following the shootout on October 4, Shelton Anthony Zottola reportedly wrote a text message saying "Done." The men then met for a payment $ 200,000, prosecutors said.
Salvatore Zottola was shot in the head, chest, and hand several times in front of his house, but managed to attack July 11, 2018 survive.
Anthony Zottola and Shelton were charged with murder charges, illegal use and possession of a firearm, and death with a firearm. Shelton was also charged with possession of a firearm and possession of contraband in prison, replacing the indictment.  Seven Other Men – Jason Cummings, 31; Alfred Lopez, 36; Julian Snipe, 32; Herman Blanco, 34; Arthur Codner, 31; Kalik McFarlane, 37; and Himen Ross, 33, were also charged with murder, the illegal use and possession of a firearm, and the cause of death through the use of a firearm. They were all arrested.
Another man, Branden Peterson, was also charged in Tuesday's indictment, but the authorities have not yet arrested him.
If convicted, the men face life imprisonment.
Minyvonne Burke added.