Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli and Dino (Little Dino) Saracino received two polar verdicts from a jury of their peers for their combined charges.
They were only convicted of racketeering, and acquitted of all other charges, despite being charged with six murders between them.
“How is that possible?” said Kim Kennaugh, wife of slain cop Ralph Dols to the New York Daily News. “I don’t understand. Oh my God! This is unbelievable!”
The mobsters were also let off the hook for the 1995 killing of Richard Greaves, who was allegedly shot in the basement of Saracino’s Bensonhurst home.
The jury also cleared them in the murder of Colombo underboss William (Wild Bill) Cutolo, who was also killed in the same basement dubbed “the Dungeon.”
“(Gioeli) has always maintained his innocence and feels that justice has partially been done,”said Gioeli’s defense lawyer Adam Perlmutter.