2017-05-17 / Front Page

Seven-Years For Corona Mob Mom

By Liz Goff
A Corona woman charged with her family of running a massive cocaine operation from their family businesses will be spending the next seven years in prison.

Federal Judge Raymond Dearie said Eleonora Gigliotti, 56, was fully involved in criminal activity that was also a “family tragedy,” before sentencing her to seven years in prison for her involvement in the international cocaine trafficking operation.

Gigliotti’s husband, Gregorio and her son, Angelo, were convicted last summer of importing more than 120 kilos of cocaine from Costa Rica to family-owned businesses in the U.S., in shipments of yucca.

The Gigliotti’s owned several businesses linked to drug trafficking, including Cucin a Modo on 108th Street, in the middle of the “Little Italy” section of Corona. When federal agents raided the restaurant they found a cache of weapons and ammunition, a ledger used to record the family’s drug deals and more than $100,000 in cash in a basement safe, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors also said the Gigliotti’s are associates of an organized crime family in Italy and Gregorio is an associate of Genovese capo Anthony (Tough Tony) Federici, owner of the Park Side Restaurant, located in the same section of Corona.

Gregorio Gigliotti was sentenced last month to 18 years in prison, while son, Angelo, is still awaiting sentencing.






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