- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 17, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court has reinstated conspiracy convictions against two former New York Police Department detectives accused of moonlighting as hitmen for the mob.

Wednesday’s ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a lower-court decision to toss out the jury verdicts against Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa.

A jury found that the two led double lives, working for the NYPD and Luchese crime family underboss Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso. But U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein in Brooklyn said when he threw out the convictions that the statute of limitations had passed.

The appeals court disagrees. It restored the convictions and says the men can now be sentenced.

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