Joe Bruno on the Mob – Hugh Mo, Ex-NYPD Big Wig, Clams Up on Lou Eppolito Ruling

 

This one really boggles the mind.

http://www.amazon.com/Mobsters-Gangs-Crooks-Creeps-ebook/dp/B006H99D1U/ref=zg_bs_11010_5

Never in the history of New York City have their been two more crooked cops than the so-called “Mafia Cops”– Lou Eppolito and Steven Carracappa. Both were convicted of committing murders for the Mafia, and passing out confidential information to mobsters about who may have been acting as informers against those mobsters.

Yet as far back as 1985, there was enough evidence to prove that Eppolito was working for the Mafia. Eppolito was brought up on corruption charges by the NYPD, but when he went up before NYPD official Hugo Mo, Mo inexplicable cleared Eppolito on the charge that he was passing confidential information to mobsters.

Now, the lawyers for the families of two murder victims of Eppolito and Carracappa, Israel Greenwald and Anthony Di Lapi, want to know how Mo decided in 1985 that the charges were not proven against Eppolito, despite a slew of evidence that Eppolito had taken a confidential police file and passed it to a mobster. FBI agents later found this file in a mobster’s home, and Eppolito’s fingerprints were all over that file.

Yet Mo has decided to clam up, and has insisted that it would be improper to force him to reexamine his decision.

Improper to whom?

At his disposition, Mo claimed, “It is un-American, as far as I’m concerned, for any adjudicating officer to go back and do a Monday morning quarterback.”

Mo then told a reporter for the NY Daily News, “I really have nothing to hide. We can all speculate whether Eppolito gamed the system. But for the lawyers to delve into my mental processes is completely out of line.”

No, it’s Mo who’s completely out of line. Because of Mo’s incompetence, or maybe he just made a mistake, Eppolito was kept on the force, and all the murders Eppolito and Carracappa committed were committed after Eppolito was cleared by Mo. So you can make a good case, that Greenwald and Di Lapi might still be alive if Mo had done the right thing in the first place concerning Eppolito.

The fact is both Eppolito and Carracappa are locked up for life. And anything Mo can do help the families of Greenwald and Di Lapi should be done, and done immediately. In order to win their case against the NYPD, the lawyers of the families of Greenwald and Di Lapi need to prove that the NYPD was negligent in keeping Eppolito on the force. In my opinion, there is certainly enough evidence to prove the NYPD’s negligence, but the case would be a slam dunk if Mo would just tell the truth about why he cleared Eppolito.

I’m waiting with bated breath for that to happen. But I’m not holding my breath until it does happen.

The article below can be seen at:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/10/14/2011-10-14_exnypd_honcho_wont_discuss_ruling_code_of_silence_over_mafia_cop.html

Ex-NYPD honcho won’t discuss ruling on Mafia Cop Louis Eppolito

BY John Marzulli
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Friday, October 14th 2011, 4:00 AM

A former top NYPD official is refusing to spill all he knows about how Mafia Cop Louis Eppolito was cleared of corruption charges 10 months before committing his first murder for the mob.

Hugh Mo, former deputy commissioner of trials, argues that he was entitled to the same privilege as a judge when lawyers for the families of two victims killed by Eppolito and his detective partner Stephen Caracappa attempted to grill him in a civil deposition for a wrongful death suit.

The lawyers want to know how Mo found in 1985 that the charges were not proven despite a mountain of evidence that Eppolito had taken a confidential police file and passed it to a mobster.

FBI agents found the file in the mobster’s home, and Eppolito’s fingerprints were on it.

Backed by city lawyers, Mo insists it would be improper to force him to reexamine his decision, according to court papers filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.

“It is un-American, as far as I’m concerned, for any adjudicating officer to go back and do a Monday morning quarterback,” Mo stated at the deposition.

But lawyer Nick Brustin says Mo was not a judge, but was merely presiding over the disciplinary hearing.

Mo also discussed the hearing with Daily News reporter Greg Smith for the book “Mafia Cops,” Brustin pointed out.

Brustin represents the families of Israel Greenwald and Anthony Di Lapi, who were later killed by the mobbed-up detectives on the payroll of the Luchese crime family.

“I really have nothing to hide,” Mo told The News yesterday. “We can all speculate whether Eppolito gamed the system.”

“But for [the lawyers] to delve into my mental processes is completely out of line,” he said.

http://www.josephbrunowriter.com/index.html

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