Mob boss acquitted in '97 slaying of NY cop
Officer Ralph Dols was slain off-duty; he had married the mob boss's ex-wife
Acquittal in 1997 slaying of NYC police officer
The federal jury in Brooklyn returned the verdict Tuesday in the trial of Joel Cacace (kuh-KAYS'). He was cleared of murder in aid of racketeering in the killing of Officer Ralph Dols.
The 72-year-old Cacace is currently serving a 20-year sentence for another mob murder.
Last year, a different jury hearing the case acquitted another reputed former boss of the Colombo crime family, Thomas "Tommy Guns" Gioeli. Reputed mob soldier Dino "Little Dino" Saracino also was found not guilty.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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