In the 1998 film "One Tough Cop," actor Stephen Baldwin plays a New York City detective who runs afoul of Internal Affairs for fraternizing with criminals he's known since he was a kid.

That movie was based on real life retired detective Bo Dietl, a private eye and a frequent guest on "Cops and Cases," FOXNews.com's live streaming Strategy Room session covering crime (11 a.m. ET, M-F).

As far as life imitating art goes, for Dietl, it's deja vu all over again...

Last week it was learned that mob turncoat John Alite, testifying for the prosecution in the trial against John Jr. Gotti, claimed in a 2007 statement to the FBI that he personally witnessed Dietl taking cash payments from Richie Gotti, "Dapper Don" John Gotti's older brother, in exchange for information cops had on the Gambino crime family.

"It's like someone shot me," Dietl said in a press conference he called earlier this week to clear his name.

Dietl appeared on Strategy Room today and addressed the allegations.

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