What Happened to the $6 Million from the Lufthansa Heist?


Jimmy the Gent chose killing over sharing
 the bulk of the Lufthansa heist proceeds.

TheCrimeBeat.com has an interesting story posted regarding what happened to most of the cash and and jewels taken from the infamous Lufthansa heist masterminded by James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke. This Dominick Cicale guy was a capo in the Bonanno family and apparently he gave a big scoop to my friend Rob. Check it out:

"The Jan. 23 arrest of Bonanno crime family member Vincent Asaro  in connection with the Lufthansa Airlines robbery has sparked renewed interest in the daring heist, which was dramatized in the Martin Scorsese movie “Goodfellas.”

"The unsolved caper, which occurred at New York’s JFK airport, netted $5 million in cash and $1 million in jewelry. At the time, it was the biggest cash robbery in U.S. history. In today’s dollars, the take would be worth about $21 million.



"The jewelry and the money, which consisted of untraceable U.S. currency being returned from Germany, have never been found. Over the past 35 years, investigators and journalists have puzzled over the mystery of the missing Lufthansa loot.

"Now, mob insider Dominick Cicale tells TheCrimeBeat.com what happened to a large chunk of the money.

"It’s the first-ever interview for Cicale, a former Bonanno capo who turned government informant in 2006. Cicale has declined requests from network news programs in the past, but he and TheCrimeBeat.com share a mutual long-time friend who persuaded Cicale to share his thoughts."...

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