By David Fisher, Tommy Dades, Mike Vecchione
Two adorned NYPD detectives with entry to the department's such a lot delicate details, Louie Eppolito and Steve Caracappa bought their badges to the Mafia—and grew to become murderers for the mob.
The most deadly corrupt police officers in American background, they left at the back of a pile of our bodies once they retired within the early Nineteen Nineties. For greater than a decade it seemed as though they have been going to escape with it—until Detective Tommy Dades and Brooklyn Assistant DA Mike Vecchione grew to become a likely dead-end research into considered one of manhattan City's maximum law-and-order stories.
For the 1st time, the total and stunning fact should be instructed of the historical case that rocked the realm of legislation enforcement.
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But the family had had enough. They didn’t want to dredge up those memories. When Dades and Vecchione began working the Casatelli case their relationship had been strictly professional. Cops and lawyers often get along about as well as cats and Chinese chefs. A lot of detectives consider the DA’s ofﬁce their enemy. They’ve spent too much time working with prosecutors who didn’t believe them, or found a thousand ways to make their job more difﬁcult, or just wouldn’t get with the program. Some prosecutors aren’t exactly passionate about cops either.
Do me a favor, would you? ” The Florida detective called back ﬁfteen minutes later. A woman with that name was working in one of the hospitals. Unfortunately, that hospital was in a different precinct. It was out of his jurisdiction. Two hours after Tommy had sat down determined to solve this case he was speaking with a detective in the correct precinct. This detective contacted the head of security at the hospital and got the mother’s home address. Tommy faxed the arrest warrant to Florida. Less than an hour later, three hours total, the detective called Tommy.
The fact that they hadn’t pursued the allegations meant they didn’t have enough evidence to support Casso and they probably didn’t believe him. So when Tommy asked me if I was interested I told him, ‘Are you kidding me? Of course I’m interested. ’ ” By the time Tommy ﬁnished relating his conversation with Betty Hydell, Mike was pumping out ideas. ” Tommy explained to Mike that he had already made some moves. The ﬁrst person he’d called after speaking with Betty Hydell was Joe Ponzi. Ponzi was Chief of the District Attorney’s Investigations Unit, and Tommy worked with him all the time.