New Arrests in Lufthansa Heist

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28:  A plane waits at John F. Kennedy Airport on February 28, 2013 in New York City. Should the $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, go into effect Friday as scheduled, airport control towers in a number of states could close, putting pilots and staff members at risk. In addition to the closed control towers, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers could be furloughed, leading to long waits and confusion at many airport security checkpoints.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    New arrests have been made from the famed 1978 mob heist from a Lufthansa cargo building at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Several alleged members of organized crime have been taken into custody, for everything from armored truck heists, murder, extortion, and bookmaking. The Lufthansa robbery, which inspired a key plotline in Goodfellas, saw robbers steal about $5 million in cash and nearly $1 million in jewels—the largest robbery in U.S. history at the time. Only one person was ever convicted in the heist, a cargo agent who was described as the inside man. 

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