Gregorio Gigliotti was sentenced to eighteen years behind bars for using his family pizzeria in a cocaine ring with alleged ties to the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia which smuggled the illicit product from Central America into New York as reported by the Daily News:
Prosecutors previously said in a memo that the Gigliotti family had "close business ties" to the infamous Calabria-based crime organization the 'Ndrangheta. The memo cited Italian authorities who learned Gigliotti was negotiating a cocaine sale with members of the clan. Feds also claimed Gigliotti and his son had ties to the New York City-based Genovese crime family.
Gregorio's wife Eleonora and their son Angelo remain to be sentenced for their roles in the drug smuggling operation.