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The FBI documents

These are the documents that never appeared in the 1968 trial of Peter Limone, Joseph Salvati, Henry Tameleo and Louis Greco, and may have helped absolve them of guilt in the killing of Edward "Teddy" Deegan.

The discovery of these secret FBI files prompted a state judge six years ago to overturn the murder convictions of Limone, who was immediately freed from prison, and Salvati, who was paroled in 1997.

The documents showed that the FBI knew that the key witness in the case, notorious hitman Joseph "The Animal" Barboz, may have falsely implicated the four men, while protecting one of Deegan's true killers, Vincent "Jimmy" Flemmi, who was an FBI informant. The brother of fellow informant Stephen "The Rifleman'' Flemmi, Vincent Flemmi was in prison on unrelated charges when he died in 1979.

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