Real Life 'Goodfellas' Arrested in Mob Bust

The FBI arrested five alleged mobsters tied to a decades-old murder.
3:00 | 01/23/14

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Now to that breaking news this morning about the FBI rounding up five mobsters tied to a decades old murder plot straight out of "Good fellas." ABC's Pierre Thomas is in Washington with all these breaking developments for us. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Arrests going down in a mob story that's been years in the making and if that soups like out of "Good fellas" it is. Just how much was taken in the daring predawn raid at the cargo terminal at Kennedy airport. Reporter: In "Good fellas" mobsters still $6 million in cash and jewel, one of the biggest capers in U.S. History. This morning a key player in that robbery in a number of his associates were arrested out of their beds by the FBI. The mobsters, many from long Island and queens, are suspected members of the Bonanno crime family. One of the family's top lieutenants during the lufthansa height was jimmy "The gent" Burke. A murder they were suspected in provided a key break in the long-running investigation. Burke had been suspected in the death of Paul Katz who disappeared decades ago allegedly killed because mobsters thought he was an informant. Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut. Reporter: Burke played in the movie by Robert de Niro died in 1996 but a search of his home last summer found remains and DNA of Katz. Katz's disappearance is eerily similar to the scenes in "Good fellas." Understand? Yeah. Where a victim is killed and then the mobsters methodically get rid of his body. This breaking news issage traic and dramatic enough to warrant a "Good fellas 2." You can't make this up. We have a hurt alert about soda and cancer.

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