Transcript for 'Goodfellas' Bust: Big Arrest in Famous Heist
There is stunning news this evening about one of the most famous heists in America, straight out of the movie "Goodfellas." Unsolved for decades. But five mobsters under arrest, tied to a $6 million heist at JFK airport. ABC justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, on the mob mystery cracked wide-open tonight. Reporter: Lufthansa heist 1978. Jfk international airport. More than 6 million in cash and Julie stolen. Police at Kennedy airport are searching for at least five gunman. Reporter: The story behind the movie "Goodfellas." These are the guys that jimmy put together for what turned out to be the biggest heist in American history. Reporter: Today, decades later, some of the real-life suspected goodfellas were rousted out of their beds in early-morning FBI raids. Among them in handcuffs, Vincent asorrow. The top lieutenant in the Bonanno crime family. Asorrow, who pled not guilty today, came into FBI focus after agents searched the home of jimmy the jet Burke this summer. Burke, portrayed in "Good fellas" by Robert de Niro, died in 1996. New evidence discovered there helped crack the case. Never rat on your friends. And always keep your mouth shut. Reporter: Forget about that. It appears somebody's talking. Pierre Thomas, ABC news, Washington.
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