'Goodfellas' Plane Heist Suspect Acquitted On All Charges
Vincent Asaro, an alleged mobster, was acquitted on all charges stemming from the 1978 heist of a Lufthansa plane portrayed in the movie "Goodfellas."By Grant Suneson | November 12, 2015
"Nobody knows for sure just how much was taken in a daring predawn raid at the Lufthansa cargo terminal at Kennedy airport," a radio announcer said in a scene from "Goodfellas."
An alleged mobster was found not guilty on all charges of assisting in the famous 1978 Lufthansa heist of close to $6 million in cash and jewels that was portrayed in the classic Mafia movie “Goodfellas.”
Eighty-year-old Vincent Asaro, who prosecutors claimed was a captain in the Bonanno crime family, was acquitted Thursday on one count of racketeering and two counts related to extortion.