Friends of the Family : The Inside Story of the Mafia Cops Case
The most notorious case in NYPD history: the honest cop and district attorney who broke New York's coldest case and put in jail two dirty detectives who murdered for the mob. On 10 March 2005, two highly decorated detectives, Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, were indicted for providing information to the Lucchese crime family, a $4,000-a-month deal that resulted in at least eight murders - two of which they committed themselves - as well as an incredible assortment of other crimes. For more than a decade they'd got away with it - until the day Detective Tommy Dades answered his telephone. Told by the detectives who broke the case, Friends of the Family reveals the complete tale of cold-blooded murder, kidnapping, betrayal, corruption, and graft - and of how two crooked cops were brought to justice. The defendants were tried and convicted in 2006, and lost their appeal in 2008. The case has spawned three movies, including a biopic from Warner Bros based on the story told by Dades and Vecchione.
- 01 Jun 2009
- HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- New South Wales, Australia
- Abridged edition