Prosecutors say blood is thicker than barbecue sauce for restaurant owner Frank Galgano

Even Scotto recently sold his interest in the Bobby Rubino's in San Francisco. Reached at Fresco, his popular New York City restaurant, Scotto said he didn't know of Galgano's arrest. "It doesn't surprise me," he said. "That whole company wasn't set up right."

Bobby Rubino's: ribbin' prosecutors the wrong way
Joshua Prezant
Bobby Rubino's: ribbin' prosecutors the wrong way

Scotto, who has made several appearances on the Today show to talk about food with Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and Katie Couric, was unsurprised by Haddad's claim that Galgano is being prosecuted because of his Mafia associations. "If that's the case, it's a shame," he comments. Scotto says sometimes he too feels like a marked man because of his family's past. "But we learn to deal with that," he says. "We work very hard, and my mom's here to keep us in line. She still slaps us. We do our best to come in here and work hard to prove what we are."

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