Alleged Bloods Killers Used GPS To Execute Reputed Luchese Associate Sally Daz

The killers used a GPS device hidden under Sally Daz's car to track him and whack him, according to prosecutors Friday.

Sally Daz shooting.
Sally Daz shooting.


Assistant US Attorney Lindsay Gerdes said the feds found the device under alleged Luchese associate Sylvester “Sally Daz” Zottola's car.

Zottola, 71, was sitting in his car waiting for coffee at a McDonald's drive thru in the Bronx when he was shot to death on October 4.





His 41-year-old son survived an attempted hit in July that was caught on camera.

An investigation into the GPS device led authorities to an address where surveillance footage from the day the device was activated caught some of the accused killers — all alleged Bloods members— coming and going.

The GPS was activated on September 29, days before  Zottola died.

DNA from Bushawn “Shelz” Shelton, one of the accused, was also allegedly found at the scene of the attempted shooting of Salvatore Zottola a month before the murder.

The suspects sat together in the jury box surrounded by US Marshals on Friday. All face counts of murder for hire conspiracy — and potentially face the death penalty.

Defense lawyers grumbled in court that the government shutdown was delaying a decision on whether their clients’ could face death.

 The Department of Justice will decide whether prosecutors are allowed to seek capital punishment. (It's unimaginable that capital punishment would be sought. If it is, it will be a lightening rod for accusations of racism.)

The parties are due back in court March 14.

The hit may have been ordered by Albanian mobsters trying to muscle in on Zottola’s “Joker Poker” video game racket, according to the paper.

Zottola had longstanding ties to Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano, the former boss of the Bonanno crime family in New York City.





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