Lufthansa Heist

Lufthansa Heist

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Lufthansa heist was a robbery at John F. Kennedy International Airport on December 11, 1978. An estimated $5 million in cash and $875,000 in jewels were stolen, at the time making it the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil. This robbery was the subject of two television films, The 10 Million Dollar Getaway and The Big Heist, and is a key plot element in the 1990 film Goodfellas. As investigators later determined, the crime was planned by Jimmy Burke, an associate of the Lucchese crime family, and carried out by several of his associates. The plot began when bookmaker Martin Krugman told Henry Hill about millions of dollars in untraceable money: American currency flown in once a month from monetary exchanges for servicemen and tourists in West Germany. After arriving via Lufthansa, the currency was then stored in a vault at Kennedy Airportshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135739530
  • 9786135739534