Thomas Dades, the former NYPD detective instrumental in bringing down the so-called Mafia Cops Louis Eppolito and Steven Caracappa who moonlighted as hitmen for the Lucchese crime family, is working on book and film projects about the case:
The book which is entitled "Friends of the Family" is due out next year. Besides the novel a film detailing the story is in pre-production. It is being produced by the company "29/29" and directed by John Hillcoat. The film will chronicle the events leading up to the conviction of the so called "mafia cops." Thomas was a driving force in the case and spearheaded the investigation. The film is due some time in 2009-2010. The book which is being released by Harper Collins was penned by well renowned author David Fisher.
The Brooklyn native decided early in life which path in life to follow:
Thomas a son of Greek-Italian parents grew up around the rough and tough streets of Brooklyn and learned quickly the importance of loyalty. He decided at an early age of which road to follow. The two roads available were either the straight and narrow or the road of crooked promises. He would go on and become a decorated officer for the New York Police Force. Thomas became a household name for local gangsters who he pursued.
On the state of the Mafia today Dades states: "It will never really go away but it will never be what it once was. There were reasons that guys went that way. Sometimes life did not offer anything better, today, the kind of candidates are not the same quality."
Meanwhile, Connecticut accountant Stephen Corso who testified against the Mafia Cops involving their participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy with him, is scheduled to be sentenced this afternoon for stealing $5 million from clients.