Pizzeria Owner, Big Ang Pal Busted on Drug Charges

Anthony Cracchiolo
From SILive.com: When he's not paling around with "Big Ang," Angela Raiola, on her reality-TV show, Anthony Cracchiolo earns his living selling pizza and Italian specialties at his Dongan Hills pizzeria.

But federal prosecutors allege Cracchiolo also makes cash another way: By peddling cocaine.

The 33-year-old Grasmere resident, who owns Anthony's Pizza Pasta Perfect on Hylan Boulevard, dealt cocaine on two separate occasions earlier this year to a government cooperator, said court papers.

Cracchiolo has been indicted in Brooklyn federal court on charges of cocaine distribution and conspiracy to distribute cocaine and is free on $100,000 bond, online court records show. He has denied the allegations.

According to court documents, the cooperator told federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents that Cracchiolo sells cocaine and marijuana."...

In an earlier post announcing the launch of Raiola's show, we noted that "long-time friend and "nephew" Anthony Cracchiolo... with his lady killer instincts and an eye for business, [...] prides himself on his gentlemanly ways and his part in expanding The Drunken Monkey.

Kinda gives new meaning to the last part of that sentence...

And of course Big Ang has had her own troubles with the law having to do with drugs....

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