Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa are referred to as the Mafia Cops. Louis Eppolito wrote a book named “Mafia Cop: The Story of an Honest Cop Whose Family Was the Mob in 1992.”
That was very far from the truth because Louis Eppolito was worse than any made member of any family. Street guys, knockaround guys, never pretend to be anything but what they are in life: criminals. Most of them take the same route to becoming made members of a crime family.
Louis Eppolito came from a mafia family, his father was a Gambino soldier and his uncle and cousin were also Gambino men until they were murdered by Nino Gaggi and Roy Demeo.
Eppolito went to great lengths in his book to proclaim his innocence. Unfortunately it was all a lie and it was worse than the Internal Affairs of the NYPD could have imagined.
The March 9, 2005 indictment of Eppolito and Caracappa says it all. At all times relevant Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito were associates of the LCN. It seems for years the two NYPD officers passed information to the Lucchese Family and they in turn passed it on to the other families. They passed on information to the underboss of the Lucchese family Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso. He would refer to them as his crystal ball and they would give him that edge.
The two NYPD officers then took part in 8 murders for the Lucchese family including the murder of Nicholas Guido. Nicholas Guido was a hard working 26 year old telephone installer who was very proud of his new car on Christmas day 1986. He was showing it off to his uncle when a three man hit team gunned him down on his Brooklyn street. The problem was, it was the wrong Nicholas Guido! The two Mafia Cops had kidnapped a Gambino associate named James Hydell because he had taken part in a failed hit on Gaspipe Casso. Gaspipe tortured Hydell until he gave up the name of those who had taken part in his shooting. Once Gaspipe learned Nicky Guido took part in his shooting he contacted his man Burton Kaplan a huge weed dealer and go between to the Mafia Cops. Eppolito and Caracappa gave him a picture of Nicky Guido and a Brooklyn address near Court Street. The three man hit team Frank Listerino, Georgie Zappola and Joseph Testa drove by and saw a man in a red car they thought was Nicky Guido. They wrote down the plate number and again the Mafia Cops ran it and this time the name matched. They were waiting outside on Christmas day when he came outside and they ambushed him. He was an innocent man and those two degenerate cops who were sworn to protect the public caused his death.
They would retire from the NYPD but that never stopped them. They gave up information about Sammy The Bull Gravano so the Gambinos could kill him.
The good thing is just last week a Federal Judge ruled that the City of New York can be sued for the two criminals actions. The NYPD had a chance in 1984 when they caught Louis Eppolito passing information to Rosario “Sal” Gambino. Sal Gambino was deeply involved in the Pizza Connection Heroin ring. The FBI had found copies of sensitive documents in Sal’s dresser when they raided his home. They were NYPD Intelligence files and it was determined that they were copied at the 62nd Precinct in Brooklyn and they had Louis Eppolitos fingerprints on them. The NYPD cleared him of charges despite compelling evidence that he was guilty. It was then that Eppolito started working for the Lucchese Family and over the years he and his partner would be paid over $375,000 in cash. They sold their souls.