Friday, January 24, 2014

Mobster charged in ‘Goodfellas’ JFK Lufthansa heist

Mobster charged in ‘Goodfellas’ JFK Lufthansa heistMobster charged in ‘Goodfellas’ JFK Lufthansa heist | New York Post

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More than 35 years after the infamous Lufthansa heist at JFK Airport, the feds have finally busted a “Goodfella.”
An aging mob captain from Queens was charged Thursday with scheming to steal nearly $6 million in cash and jewelry in the fabled, 1978 rip-off depicted in the classic Martin Scorsese movie “Goodfellas.”
Court papers say Vincent Asaro, 78, of Howard Beach, took part in “several planning meetings” with the caper’s mastermind, James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke, portrayed by Robert De Niro as Jimmy Conway in the 1990 film.