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File- This file photo from March 13, 2006, shows  former New York City police detective Louis Eppolito entering Brooklyn federal court on the first day of his trial in New York. Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob. Twenty-nine years later, the city has reached a $5 million settlement with Guido's family in part of the fallout from one of the most stunning police corruption cases in New York history. Guido's killers had him confused with an enemy of a mob underboss who paid then-detectives Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa to be his criminal "crystal ball," a source of help killing eight of their patron's foes between 1986 and about 1990, Brooklyn federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)

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