Jury Clears Vincent Asaro Over ‘Goodfellas’ Heist
This tough guy is free. The alleged NYC mobster has been found not guilty of all charges related to the 1978 Lufthansa Airlines cargo theft that netted millions and inspired the popular mob flick. The courtroom — especially prosecutors who’d spent years building their case and garnering high-ranking Mafia testimony — was stunned by the verdicts. But the jury simply didn’t buy it, rejecting the notion that the 80-year-old helped engage in murder or racketeering, and dashing hopes of solving what was once the largest cash heist in U.S. history.