It’s no ‘Godfather’ sequel: ‘Mafia Cops’ drug case ends in conviction

I like a mob story as well as the next guy, but “The Godfather” this ain’t.

Still, somebody has to sweep up after the elephants in the “Mafia Cops” parade. So give me the broom and step aside.

On Tuesday morning, a prudent jury returned a guilty verdict in the federal drug trial of Anthony Eppolito and Guido Bravatti.

It was the quintessentially understated ending to one of the loudest organized crime investigations in recent history: the successful prosecution of the infamous “Mafia Cops,” Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, who were convicted of betraying their NYPD badges and acting as informants and hit men for New York’s Lucchese organized crime family.

In all, they had a hand in eight murders, including the Nov. 6, 1990 shooting death of Gambino family capo Eddie Lino, a job they pulled personally on behalf of Lucchese underboss Anthony Casso.

Read the rest in my Wednesday column in the Review-Journal.

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