Upcoming Book Will Detail Mysteries of 1978 Lufthansa Heist

TheCrimeBeat.com: On Dec. 11, 1978, a crew led by mob associate Jimmy Burke pulled off a daring stunning heist at JFK Airport that netted $5 million in cash and $1 million in precious stones.

The case, which was immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s movie “Goodfellas,” has puzzled authorities for 36 years. Only one robber was ever convicted for the crime and the whereabouts of the loot has remained a secret…until now.

In a new book to be released in April, ex-Bonanno captain Dominick Cicale reveals details of the robbery and the mystery of the missing money. At the time, it was the largest cash robbery in U.S. history. The take would be worth about $21 million in today’s dollars....

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James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke in custody of FBI agents. Burke died of cancer in 1996 while in prison.

But what happened to the remainder of the Lufthansa loot? Cicale shares the shocking details in the upcoming book, “Untold Secrets of the Lufthansa Airlines Heist: A Wiseguy Tells All.” The book, penned by journalist Robert Sberna with Cicale, will be available in digital download and paperback format. The book will include excerpts of a firsthand interview with infamous Lucchese associate Henry Hill. A confidant of Burke’s, Hill was the major character in Nicholas Pileggi’s bestselling book, “Wiseguy.” ...



  1. If he's got the goods, this looks interesting

  2. ...and the funniest part of that is NOT the fact the letter takes up 1/3 of this page but that second question...it's so sincere...LOL

    "When you say you are kidding please, what do you mean Mr. Scarpo"

  3. Not for nothin but what more is there to tell

  4. Overplayed already, let's move on to things that are current, like the forthcoming Asaro trial, and the Rizzuto War in Montreal and Toronto. These are things that are interesting at the moment. Another thing that's written about here that's "enough already" is Mob Wife's. Let's stink our thoughts in things like who are the new powers to be in certain family's. Hope people here agree.

  5. I remember reading yrs ago that Miss Graziano stole that name!

  6. I agree when I see something about Lufthansa I skip it we know what happened already it's not interesting no offense to Ed I'm talking about all the other authors continuing to write about it

  7. I would eat a 7 course meal wait a few hours take Renee in the bathroom ,then sit on the bowl and while im pinching a huge loaf she would blow me! That animal! natalie she needs it in the ass dry! On to other biz, is it true Stallone is now going to do a greg scarpa movie?


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