July 26, 2014
A former New York police detective accused of moonlighting as a hitman for the mob will remain in custody pending trial in Las Vegas on tax charges.
A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas declared Louis Eppolito a danger to the community and a flight risk during a custody hearing yesterday (Thursday).
The 58-year-old Eppolito and another former New York detective 64-year-old Stephen Caracappa are accused of participating in at least eight mob killings while working for the Luchese crime family.
They were found guilty in New York last year. But a federal judge dismissed their racketeering case, saying the statute of limitations had run out.
Both men remain in jailed in New York while prosecutors appeal that decision.
Meanwhile, Eppolito and his wife, Frances, face three federal charges in Las Vegas of filing a false income tax return.
They're due for trial September 24th.