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Sunday, February 1, 2015

NYC to pay mother of Mafia Cops victim $5 million in settlement



Nicholas Guido (pictured) is an innocent victim slain on Christmas Day 1986 by hit men acting on bogus information from Mafia Cops Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa.

At last, justice for Nicky.

The city will pay $5 million to the elderly mother of Nicholas Guido, an innocent victim slain on Christmas Day 1986 by hit men acting on bogus information from Mafia Cops Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, the Daily News has learned.

The payout exceeds the monetary compensation usually dispensed to victims of wrongful death at the hands of cops, but is justified by the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the mistaken identity rubout, said lawyer Mark Longo.

“The settlement can’t bring Nicky back,” said Longo, who represented 87-year-old Pauline Pipitone in the legal action. “His murder was not a cop’s error in judgment, it was premediated.”
Rosier, Linda Nicholas Guido was a 26-year-old telephone installer when he was gunned down outside his Park Slope home while showing off his brand new car to his uncle.

“We’re glad this happened while Pauline is still here to see it,” he added.

Guido was a 26-year-old telephone installer when he was gunned down outside his Park Slope home while showing off his brand new car to his uncle.

The traitorous Eppolito and Caracappa had passed the name “Nicholas Guido” to then-Lucchese underboss Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso who was seeking retribution against the shooters who tried and failed to whack him.


Mafia cops Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa were found to have been responsible for providing information leading to hit men killing Nicholas Guido.

The detectives were on Casso’s payroll acting as his “crystal ball” for confidential police information, but the gangster refused to pay extra for Guido’s home address. Instead, Casso reached out to a source at the Brooklyn Union Gas company and obtained the address for the wrong Nicholas Guido, according to testimony from the Mafia Cops trial.

Guido threw himself on his uncle saving his life — but his own father died of a broken heart and Pipitone never got over the senseless killing of her beloved son.

“There is no word in the English language to describe the murder of a child,” Longo said.

After Eppolito and Caracappa were convicted of participating in eight gangland murders, including Guido’s, city lawyers under the Bloomberg administration fought tooth-and-nail to dismiss the lawsuits filed by six of their victims.



The detectives were on Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso’s payroll acting as his 'crystal ball' for confidential police information, but the gangster refused to pay extra for Guido’s home address.

But the gridlock was broken after Brooklyn Federal Judge Raymond Dearie ruled last fall that the wrongful death case could go to trial, citing sufficient evidence that the victims would not have been killed had Eppolito been fired in the mid-1980s for leaking confidential documents to a gangster.

A spokesman for the city Law Department said, “After evaluating all the facts, it was determined that settling the case was in the City’s best interest.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/city-pay-5m-elderly-mother-nicholas-guido-article-1.2098449


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