April 7, 2021

Police off the Cuff Real Crime Stories episode # 16/2021 with retired NYPD detective Tommy Dades, and Columbo crime family made guy Larry Mazza

Police off the Cuff Real Crime Stories episode # 16/2021 with retired NYPD detective Tommy Dades, and Columbo crime family made guy Larry Mazza

Two friends grew up in Brooklyn one became a cop, the other a made guy. #Tommy Dades: Tommy Dades is a retired 1st grade detective who while working for the NYPD became an organized crime expert. His work in the 68 precinct detective squad as well as the intelligence division helped put away many members of organized crime. After he retired from the NYPD he worked as an investigator for the Brooklyn District Attorney's office. He and others in the office were instrumental in arresting and building a case against the #Mafiacops. Lou Eppolito and Stephen Carracapa died in prison based on the efforts of Tommy Dades and the FBI, the NYPD, and the Brooklyn district Attorney's office. The case against the Mafia cops is featured in the book Friends of the family, written by Tommy Dades and Michael Vecchionne. Growing up in Sunset Park Brooklyn Tommy became friends with Larry Mazza.  #Larry Mazza:   Larry took a different path in life and became a made guy with the Columbo crime family.  A chance meeting with the wife of Gregory Scarpa, "Linda" lead to a 10 year affair and the seduction into a life of crime. Greg Scarpa known as the "Grim Reaper" based on his reputation as a killer schooled Larry in the ways of La Cosa Nostra. Larry learned well and became a hit man and personally killed  at least four rivals. Larry memorializes his deeds and his life in the Columbo family in a book he wrote while incarcerated called, #TheLife

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