Anthony Casso kicked out of Witness Protection

January 7, 2017

Anthony Casso is a member of the Lucchese crime family. He is currently serving several life sentences. He was at a Supermax prison in Colorado. In 2013, he was transferred to a Residential Reentry Management (RRM) facility in Minneapolis. RRM is a type of halfway house for inmates in Federal custody. However it is doubtful if he will be released.

A little history on

Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa

Gotti being Gotti retaliated. A hit team ambushed Casso a few month later and shot him six times. However, Casso survived and went on his own vendetta. He had connections to the “Mafia Cops,” NYC Detectives, Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito. They grabbed one of the shooters, James Hydell. Casso tortured him for information before killing him. He learned this name Nicky Guido and these same detectives gave Casso an address for Guido. As a result, an innocent citizen was killed instead of Guido.

Casso was on a murder binge and ordered a crew to kill a mobster named Fat Pete Chiodo In May 1991, a three-man team shot Chido 12 times and left him for dead. Mistake, he survived and started cooperating with the Feds.

In January 1993, the authorities arrested Casso. The arresting officers found $340,000 in cash and a stash of FBI confidential documents at the time of his arrest.
Casso tried several times to escape and even plotted to have the judge on his case murdered. Casso felt that he was not being supported b y his crime family and became an informant. He admitted his involvement in at least 36 murders. In March 1994, Casso pleaded guilty to numerous crimes including 14 counts of murder. He was given a recommendation for leniency in his sentencing.Casso was not a good cooperating witness. He continued to cause problems in prison, got into fights and bribed guards to bring him special food and drinks.In 1997, the authorities kicked him out of the witness protection program and ended their agreement with Casso because he had broken the conditions of the leniency deal. Anthony Casso became the first crime boss to be kicked out of the witness protection program. Casso was sentenced to 13 consecutive life sentences. He made several attempts to appeal this decision, but he had no luck.
Casso tried to redeem himself in 1998 and talked to 60 Minutes his

Mafia Cops

association with the “Mafia Cops,” Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito. The U.S. Attorney had enough of Anthony Casso and refused to use him to convict the two corrupt cops. Actually, they would have but they already had a Casso associate named Burt Kaplan to testify about the “Mafia Cops.”

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2 comments on “Anthony Casso kicked out of Witness Protection

  1. Barrett Dec 4, 2019

    Some of your facts are not correct. I served time with casso so I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Figure your shit out

    • Gary Jenkins Dec 4, 2019

      That is possible, I sometimes don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. But specifically which ones are wrong and I will correct that in a future podcast. Thanks for letting me know.

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