Rogue Cops:映画だけの話じゃないんだね
今日のBBCニュースに Eppolito と Caracappa という、いかにもイタリア系ってわかる名前の悪徳警官が有罪になったってのがあった。ルケーゼ一家から毎月4.000ドルお小遣いもらって、悪さしてたらしい。なんだか殺人の報酬としては安いように思うなぁ。殺人とか、大きなイベントがあるときはボーナスがでたのかね?

それで”ルケーゼ”を検索したらWikipediaにはない。ルッケーゼだった。記事には"Luchese"とあったから、ルケーゼとしてみたんだけど、cが足りないみたい。

"Gangstars Incorporated"でも、'Lucchese'になってる。BBCもアメリカ合衆国の話になるとスペルがいい加減になるのか。

で、”ルッケーゼ”一家の話(LUCCHEZE CRIME FAMILY)を読んでたら、下のほうに"The Mafia Cops"としてこいつら(Eppolito と Caracappa)の話がちゃんと載ってた!

Eppolitoなんか、自伝まで書いてるらしい。

“I kept a sawed-off shotgun in my locker for just such occasions. It fit snugly under the folds of my trench coat. I spotted Frankie sitting at a card table walked up behind him, stuck the barrel in his mouth, and ordered him to his feet. “bye motherfucker” was all I said , and he lost his whole insides . as I backed him into a wall I watched the stain in his pants get bigger and bigger. Suddenly I knew what it felt like to be my father. I was walking like a wiseguy, talking like a wiseguy. ... I cocked both barrels. “Please” he begged, “please”. For one instant, I had this wonderful, heady urge to pull the trigger.
-Louis Eppolito in his autobiography “Mafia Cop”

残忍なヤツだよ、エッポリート。人の良さそうな、でぶなのにな。

ショットガンを突きつけて、相手がビビって小便漏らしてるのをみて、'wonderful, heady urge'だから、すばらしく、ワクワクするような衝動って感じかな、殺すのにワクワクするって…どうよ?

「1つの瞬間の間、私には、引き金を引くこの素晴らしくて、性急な衝動がありました。(by Excite 翻訳:まぁ、意味はわかるけど、ヘンな日本語だこと!笑うのにはいいよ、Exciteに限らず、こういうWeb 翻訳は)」だってぇからね。

訴追の罪状は"eight murders, two attempted murders, one murder conspiracy, obstruction of Justice, drug distribution and money laundering"、8件の殺人、2件の殺人未遂、1件の殺人謀議、裁判の妨害(かな?Justiceと、最初が大文字だから裁判だよね?)、麻薬密売、マネーローンダリング。

これ、日本だったらムリだよね。二十数年もの間、バレずにすむってこたぁねーぜ、絶対に途中でバレる。さすがアメリが合衆国だわ。



** NY police guilty of mafia murders **

Two long-serving New York detectives are convicted of murder for participating in mafia killings.


Louis Eppolito, 57, and Steven Caracappa, 64, were found guilty of working for the Luchese crime family while serving as detectives.

Assistant US Attorney Daniel Wenner called the case "the bloodiest, most violent betrayal of the [police] badge this city has ever seen".

A jury took two days to convict the two men, who face life imprisonment.

Eppolito and Caracappa, who were decorated for their efforts as detectives, were convicted of involvement in eight murders on behalf of the mafia between 1986 and 1990.

'Crystal ball'

Prosecutors said the two men carried out two killings themselves, after halting the victims' vehicles at traffic stops. Other victims were kidnapped before being handed over to the Luchese family.

The court also heard that on one occasion, the two detectives arrested a mafia figure only to hand him over to be tortured and murdered.

Prosecutors also said the pair provided inside information about informants, and were referred to by Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso of the Luchese family as his crystal ball.

Prosecutor Mitra Hormozi said each detective received a monthly payment of $4,000 (£2,300) from the mafia for handing over confidential police information.

The pair, who retired in the early 1990s, had denied the allegations. They declined to give evidence in court in their defence.

Eppolito played a bit part in the classic Mob movie Goodfellas, and then unsuccessfully tried his hand at Hollywood script-writing.

おっと、最後をみたら驚くじゃないの!エッポリートのおっさんたら、『グッドフェローズ』にちょい役で出てるってか?!この映画、DVD持ってたかなぁ?今夜は買いに行く暇がないから、家になかったら借りて観てみよっと。近所のレンタル屋さんなら深夜2時までやってるし。
by nawakatsunori | 2006-04-07 16:49 |
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