Just because the kids dealt in drugs doesn't mean they were made into the mafia. There's just not much evidence to support Frank Cotroni's sons being made, Paolo for one, wasn't. And the Cotroni children were involved in the drug business long before the 90's, from his two sons, all the way down to his daughter and son-in-law. They were all involved in cocaine & hashish trafficking. Francesco was also imprisoned for murder in the 80's along with Real Simard & Claude Faber, for the murder of Giuseppe Montegano inside Francesco's club. It should be noted that Frank Cotroni Sr. at one point in '97 had direct contact to the Cali Cartel. Quite frankly, neither Frank Sr. nor Francesco (Frank Jr.) needed the Bonannos.