Last month Eleonora Gigliotti was busted with hubby Gregorio and son Angelo for their alleged roles in moving cocaine through the family-owned Queens pizzeria, and a federal judge has ruled that she must remain behind bars while awaiting trial after hearing a recorded conversation of her apparent orders for a beat down against a relative suspected of sticky paws as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News:
"Hurting him in front of his kids, Grego, we're going to look bad," she allegedly said.
"Have someone grab him at night and he'll learn."
Then she allegedly added, "Bring him here and bang him up over here."
As Eleonora was led out of the court room after the judge's ruling she gave family members a thumbs-up sign, and said "gotta be strong."
Federal prosecutors allege some members of the Gigliotti clan have suspected ties to the Genovese family in New York and the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia in Italy.