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‘Mafia Cop’ son, co-defendant sentenced in drug trial

The son of "Mafia Cop" Louis Eppolito was sentenced Tuesday on federal drug trafficking charges. Anthony Eppolito and co-defendant Guido Bravatti were sentenced to one day in jail – for which they were given credit for time served, five years probation with the first six months served in a halfway house, followed by six months of home confinement, said Eppolito’s attorney Richard A. Schonfeld.

ALSO: JOHN L. SMITH BLOG: Eppolito and Bravatti get off light.

"We’re very pleased. It was a fair sentence," Schonfeld said afterwards.

The sentencing hearing before Judge Philip Pro lasted about two hours as both defendants each called several witnesses to testify, Shonfeld said.

The defendants were convicted by a jury in September of distributing methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The charges stemmed from the federal investigation of Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, who were convicted in 2006 of carrying out hits for the Lucchese crime family while working for the New York Police Department.

Both men moved to Las Vegas in the early 1990s after retiring.

 

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