Support Eppolito's 9th Circuit Appeal

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This petition is the last-gasp effort to right a terrible wrong perpetrated against innocent, highly-decorated New York City Police detectives. Please sign this petition that supports a request to the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to accept an Appeal for NYPD Detectives Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa (deceased) based, in large part, on structural error in their RICO trial.

WARNING! If you read this to the end, you will never think about American justice in the same way again!

By now, you are aware - because you’ve heard it every day on the news, depending upon which news channel or station you subscribe to - that, either: the President of the United States is guilty of colluding with Russia, obstructing justice, suborning perjury, scapegoating legitimate law enforcement officers to cover up his own crimes and those of his associates, or; that Hilary Clinton was guilty of similar crimes, and that the Justice Department covered up for that candidate, suborned perjury, falsified documents, misused the courts and engaged in a massive and corrosive cover-up, and attempted coup against a sitting President.

One of those two scenarios you now know is true - or, perhaps both are. Regardless of which side of the political fence you’re on, you now know that the US government - is not only capable of misusing the FBI and the Department of Justice against innocent individuals but that not one but many innocent people are in prison, not because of crimes they committed, but because the United States government needed a scapegoat to cover up its own crimes.

This is not the first time the instruments of law enforcement have been used for cover-ups based on political considerations. Nor is it abstract; no matter who you are, it has affected YOU - whether you know it or not.

We believe that Louis Eppolito and Steve Caracappa were wrongly convicted. If you read this to the end we believe you’ll understand why we feel that, not only were the two detectives, wrongly convicted but that they were caught up in a massive government cover-up, designed to protect an allegedly corrupt, high ranking FBI agent.


If that  high ranking FBI agent were ever convicted of supplying confidential information to the mob and aiding and abetting murder, (which ultimately resulted in him being INDICTED by the Brooklyn DA on FOUR COUNTS OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER!) it would have undone every major mob conviction over a 15-year period including that of John Gotti. That massive government cover-up, we believe, buried the evidence that there were “Others Unknown” who helped perpetrate the Oklahoma City bombing causing the deaths of 168 people, including Federal officials, women, and children - some of them infants - and the wounding of 680 others. That cover-up, we believe, intentionally obscured what really happened in the downing of TWA Flight 800, in which 212 passengers and 18 crew members, totaling 230 souls, perished. Finally, we believe that if this cover-up were unraveled all the way, it would lead directly to the fact that 9/11 could have been prevented, and two resulting wars need never have occurred. We believe that the Feds' failure to accept verified intelligence regarding a known terrorist, Ramzi "The Engineer" Yousef, mastermind of the first bombing of The World Trade Center, head of Al-Qaeda in the Philippines, and nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, lead to hundreds of thousands of people being killed or wounded, trillions of dollars spent, waves of terrorism being unleashed, and the course of American history changed forever.

This cover-up of the actions of an allegedly corrupt FBI agent, we believe, led from one cover up to another, which led to another still, and another... each one higher up, more complex and more costly.

Who Are "The Mafia Cops?"

This is the true story of two highly-decorated NYPD detectives, Louie Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, who we believe were falsely accused of leaking confidential information to Lucchese crime boss Anthony “Gas Pipe” Casso and later of becoming hitmen for the mob. They were never indicted with actual murder charges because, incredibly, the Government admitted there was no actual evidence! There was only the word of convicted criminals who had been offered “get out of jail” free cards, in exchange for their testimony.

Instead, the detectives were charged with RICO — the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act — which allows prosecution for acts committed as part of an ongoing criminal conspiracy.

The news media dubbed the two NYPD detectives the "Mafia Cops" and it was a sensational trial that on the surface looked like Eppolito and Caracappa not only took bribes to deliver information to the Lucchese Crime Family but were also murderers for hire, even though there was not one piece of physical evidence which connected them to crimes of which they were accused

This story is far more sinister, however, and runs much deeper than the attempt to frame two honest cops, because we believe if we pull long and hard enough on one thread of this story, it leads us all the way to the failure to prevent 9/11.

Did the Judge Commit Structural Error By Pre-Determining Guilt?

In 2006, Detectives Eppolito and Caracappa were arrested and tried under the RICO Racketeering act. The Mafia Cops trial was surprising in several ways. First, Eppolito's and Caracappa's defense attorneys never called any witnesses to the stand. Second, the prosecuting attorneys admitted that they did not have any physical evidence that Eppolito or Caracappa committed murder, so they tried the two NYPD detectives under the RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act). And lastly and most importantly, IT WAS DISCOVERED that during the trial THE PROSECUTION HAD WITHELD the fact that the man allegedly at the center of the case, the man who supposedly had hired the two detectives to leak confidential information  and commit murder for hire, had written two letters to two Assistant US Attorneys, in which HE CONFESSED to at least one of the murders of which the cops were accused, himself, and completely exonerated both of them of all the charges of murder and leaking confidential information for which they were charged. He, further, alleged that his REAL INFORMANT was a HIGH RANKING FBI AGENT and not the defendants.

The entire case rested on the question of whether or not the two detectives had been part of an ongoing criminal conspiracy for 20 years with Lucchese Crime Boss, Anthony Casso. After it was discovered that the government had withheld letters from Casso completely exonerating the detectives, Judge Jack Weinstein ordered that a transcribed telephone conversation take place in his quarters with Anthony Casso to explore his sensational charges. The two detectives and their families believed that the truth was finally going to come out and they would be set free. They believed that any impartial Judge would do everything possible to have Casso take the stand if he could actually prove the detectives’ innocence.

However, before the telephone conversation took place, Judge Weinstein called the defense attorneys to the bench and admonished them about what they could expect in his courtroom if they actually DARED call Casso to the stand "...when he is examined by you as a person who I have already determined is a co-conspirator during a period of some 20 years with these two defendants…"

The core issue in the trial was whether or not the defendants were guilty of being in a co-conspiracy with Casso, and yet here was the judge announcing from the bench that he had already determined they were!!!

The Judge, we believe,  all but signalled the prosecution to cut a deal with Casso to suborn perjured testimony AGAINST the defendants when he  said,  "...although he [CASSO] may have said that the defendants didn’t have anything to do with two explicit crimes, on that he will be cross-examined, but he may have other things to say that he won’t tell you on the phone that he will say under oath here before this jury in order to curry favor with the government, which is the only organization that can help him."

Ask yourself if you would want to stand trial before a Judge who announced that he had already determined you were guilty of the core charges of which you’d been accused.

When did the Judge make this decision? Was it the first day of the trial, the 10th day of the trial, during pre-trial motions, or was it the first day he read the indictments? How then, could the detectives possibly be afforded a trial by an impartial Judge as the U.S. Constitution mandates?!

Such a pre-determined judgment by the Judge, in our opinion, causes the complete trial to be prejudiced against the defendants based on a legal precedent called Structural Error.

A structural error is defined as "an error that permeates [s] the entire conduct of the trial from beginning to end or affect[s] the framework within which the trial proceeds."

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing a request by Louis Eppolito for an appeal based on a Structural Error. Please read about the alleged coverup and conspiracy on our website at We believe there was a cover-up, allegedly perpetrated to protect a high-ranking special agent of the FBI that not only entrapped these two innocent detectives but also involved ignoring information about Al Qaeda terrorist activities that might have prevented 9/11.

If you agree that these two highly-decorated NYPD detectives deserve an appeal, please sign our petition.