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Indictment in notorious 1978 JFK Lufthansa heist

A Brink's truck is seen parked outside the Lufthansa cargo Terminal, near the pickup and delivery platform, at JFK Airport 12 Dec 1978. On Dec. 8, a Brink's truck was to have picked up a large sum of cash at the building, but the driver left the money behind when he was informed that a Lufthansa foreman he was supposed to meet was busy, police said. On Dec. 11, a band of masked raiders stormed into the cargo terminal and bagged a reported $3.5 million. The U.S. currency, all used bills for which authorities have no serial numbers, was being shipped to the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York from Commerz Bank in Frankfurt, West Germany. (Bettmann/CORBIS)

Indictment in notorious 1978 JFK Lufthansa heist

Yahoo NewsJanuary 23, 2014

A federal racketeering indictment has been issued in the 1978 Lufthansa (LOOFT'-hahn-zuh) robbery at New York's Kennedy International Airport, a notorious heist featured in the Martin Scorsese movie "Goodfellas."

The five defendants named Thursday include Vincent Asaro, of Howard Beach in Queens, an alleged captain in the Bonanno crime family. Information on his attorney was not immediately available. (AP)

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