The big heist : the real story of the Lufthansa heist, the Mafia, and murder / Anthony M. DeStefano.

One of the biggest scores in Mafia history, the Lufthansa Airlines heist of 1978 has become the stuff of Mafia legend -- and a decades-long investigation that continues to this day. Reporter Anthony DeStefano sheds new light on this legendary unsolved case using recent evidence from the 2015 trial o...

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Main Author: DeStefano, Anthony M., 1946-
Published: New York : Citadel Press, [2017].
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Summary: One of the biggest scores in Mafia history, the Lufthansa Airlines heist of 1978 has become the stuff of Mafia legend -- and a decades-long investigation that continues to this day. Reporter Anthony DeStefano sheds new light on this legendary unsolved case using recent evidence from the 2015 trial of eighty-year-old Mafia don Vincent Asaro, who for the first time speaks out on his role in the fateful Lufthansa heist. This blistering you-are-there account takes you behind the headlines and inside the ranks of America's infamous crime families -- with never-before-told stories, late-breaking news, and bombshell revelations.
Physical Description: vi, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780806538303
Author Notes: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony M. DeStefano has covered organized crime for over three decades, including the crime beat for New York Newsday for the past twenty years. His books on organized crime include Gangland New York , King of the Godfathers , Mob Killer , and Vinny Gorgeous among others.