The mother of a family that was indicted earlier this year for allegedly trafficking cocaine through their Italian eatery in Corona had her bail revoked last Friday after she was surreptitiously recorded on the phone instructing her husband to assault a relative who may have stolen money from them, according to a published report.
Eleonora Gigliotti, who had been out on $4 million bail, was remanded into federal custody following a hearing in Brooklyn. According to a New York Daily News report, Gigliotti can allegedly be heard urging her husband, Gregorio, to “grab [the target] at night” and “bang him up…”
In March, Eleonora, 54, Gregorio, 58, and their son, Angelo, 34, were charged with importing more than 50 kilos of cocaine from Costa Rica in a shipment of vegetables designated for their 108th Street restaurant, Cucino a Modo Mio.
Federal prosecutors have indicated that the Gigliotti family is allegedly associated with the powerful ‘Ndrangheta criminal organization, which is centered in Calabria, Italy; and their neighbor is reputed Genovese capo Anthony Federici.
Each family member faces up to 30 years to life in prison if convicted of all charges.
By Michael V. Cusenza firstname.lastname@example.org