#1 Five men arrested three decades after 1978 Lufthansa heist at JFK by Eglman 23.01.2014 09:17

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Jan 23 (Reuters) - Five men believed to be mobsters were taken into custody on Thursday on charges of murder and other crimes linked to an infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport, an FBI spokeswoman said.

The arrests in the three-decades-old crime, made famous by the 1990 film "Goodfellas," were the result of an FBI search last summer at the New York home of James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, said FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser.

Burke, the suspected mastermind of the heist who died in prison in 1996 while serving time for the murder of a drug dealer. Robert DeNiro played a character based on Burke in the film.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/2...N0KX0P220140123

#2 RE: Five men arrested three decades after 1978 Lufthansa heist at JFK by Frank Cannon 23.01.2014 10:10

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FBI doesn't have any time for looking into real stuff going on, but they have the time to dick around with this nonsense from 35 years ago? Does anyone really give a rats ass anymore about this heist? Jimmy Burke died 20 years ago for crying out loud.

#3 RE: Five men arrested three decades after 1978 Lufthansa heist at JFK by Eglman 23.01.2014 10:15

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I lost some luggage at JFK in the 80's does the FBI have a division that I could contact to find it

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