Using turncoat, feds charge reputed gangster in 1978 airport heist dramatized in 'Goodfellas'

  • by: TOM HAYS , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 24, 2014 - 5:45 AM

NEW YORK — More than 30 years after Vincent Asaro is believed to have gotten away with helping hatch a $6 million airport heist dramatized in the hit Martin Scorsese movie "Goodfellas," prosecutors say the reputed mobster slipped up and complained to the wrong person that he'd been cheated by another gangster named James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke.

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